Like we need an excuse for a party...

In case any of the rest of you out there do need an excuse to come out and have a few drinks on a Wednesday night, we've invented one for you: the first-ever Cafe Society Contributors, Commenters, Readers and Sources Bachanal.

Yeah, we've been doing this whole bloggity thing for a while now. And you good folks have hung in there with us through all the ups and downs and virtual weirdness. Thus, we have decided to celebrate the best way we know how -- by drinking and carousing and behaving badly at the first bar that would have us: the legendary Fainting Goat.

Fans and haters, freaks and weirdos, working folk and angry loners -- everyone who reads and/or participates in this little online gastronaut commune we've got going -- is welcome to attend. We're all gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, at the Goat, 846 Broadway. We'll have drink specials ($12 for a bucket of five Coronas, shots of Wall Street whiskey for some ridiculously low price). We'll have special guests (well, I'll be there, anyway, as will Patty and Lori, maybe Tyler the Intern, possibly Nancy and the rest of the Cafe Society staff) and I'm hoping that some of our more outspoken commenters will make the scene as well and amuse us all by getting drunk and rasslin'. (By the way, Weege, e-mail Patty at patricia.calhoun@westword.com -- she has a mission for you.)

And if all goes well--meaning if a bunch of you show up and the police, mercifully, do not--we'll be making these parties a regular occurrence.

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