Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Martini mixer

The EpiCentre, along with Elevate and Kiss 95.1, hosted its first MartiniFest last night on its rooftop Pavilion, providing tastings of dozens of different drinks from area bars and restaurants.

For $25, partygoers were given 10 martini tickets and five beer tickets and were told at the door, "If you run out, just come back for more."

My kind of party.

I got there around 7:30 and some partygoers had already nicknamed it SloppyFest, thanks to the tiny, shot-like cups in which some of the martinis were served.

One guy had been there since 5 (even though it didn't officially start until 6) and was keeping track of his martini intake by holding on to his cups. He was seen later in the night balancing a stack of 10 Dixie cups.

But for the most part, people seemed to be enjoying good drinks and good weather without the insane crowds of Alive After Five.

My favorite drink of the night? Loft 1523's Orange and Mango concoction.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the American Cancer Society.

To see video from last night, click here.


Anonymous said...

It was LAME just like everything else in Charlotte usually is.

Anonymous said...

that looks so horrible to me. I guess it beats drinking alone though.

Anonymous said...

Why don't we hear about this stuff beforehand??

Anonymous said...

I had a blast at Martinifest. Plus everything went towards a great cause. The setting was beautiful and the DJ was rockin'!