Thursday, May 8, 2008

And... They're off!

Last Saturday was the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby and our friend Kerry, who originally hails from KY, throws a Derby party every year, in honor of his father, who annualy elevated the "Bluegrass" bacchanalia to new heights. This year it was held at our favorite dive, Sharky's (on Pineland, right off of Greenville. We'll talk more about "The Tank" in an upcoming "Dallas Dives" entry), and despite the tragedy of Eight Belles, may she rest in peace, a wonderful time was had by all. Kerry served classic dishes from the region including burgoo, Kentucky hot wings, Cincinatti chili (5 way, if you know your C.c.), and some amazing Derby or "Thoroughbred" pies. Family and friends packed the place and ate and drank mint julep's to their hearts content, while everyone tried to out do each other in the Derby Day hat contest. Here are a few photos of the festivities...

Dad, Kerry, and me... Check out the Makers Mark Cigars!

Left to right - George, Jeffy (at the bar), Lisa (my wife), and Kerry

Sharon (great hat!) and Kerry

The owner of Sharky's, Mary, Lisa, Kerry, and part of Byrd

...and the rest of the gang!

We're all looking forward to next year!

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