Distillers Fest Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the opening of this year’s Great American Distillers Festival, drawing distillers from around the country to converge at the Bossanova Ballroom [722 E Burnside]. Expect two days of spirit tasting, cocktail contests, and seminars. A day’s admission costs $10 and includes 3 tasting tickets. A two-day pass is also available for $16 and includes 6 tasting tickets.

Be sure to check out the seminar from cocktail historian Robert Hess, “The Man Behind The Curtain: Molecular Mixology’s Little Secret.” Sounds intriguing. There may be liquid nitrogen. Who knows?

Festival runs Saturday from 11 am to 4:30 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Free Fucking Waffle Day

Don’t Forget that tomorrow is Free Waffle Day at the Mississippi/Fremont FLAVOURspot location. The donation of a canned good, unused pair of socks, or new unwrapped toy will get you unlimited waffle love through the day. FLAVOURspot claims that you can have as many waffles as you want (one per wait in line, though).

Also, tonight is the last night to enter in the Ms. Pac-Man tourney if you’re at all interested. Grand prize is $250 bucks, and apparently there haven’t been any really impressive scores. So, the field is open.

Maxim Loves Portland Pastrami

So, now that Gourmet has folded, it seems Maxim is out to pick up the slack with a piece in the new issue covering America’s top ten Jewish delis. Guess who gets a nod? None other than Portland’s own Kenny and Zuke’s. I never pictured these guys as Maxim types, but hey, body by Pastrami is apparently a growing craze.