Yes! It IS another post about a decadent night of exquisite food and drinks! What can I say? We live in an eating town and we are privileged to know some of the most excellent people who invite us to amazing events!
Last week I made matching seersucker shirts for our good friends, T and Z.
As payment for sewing, they generously gave us tickets to Sippin' in Seersucker! We went last year too and it's a damn good time! Lots of delicious treats from local restaurants, generously poured craft cocktails, amazing live music, AND a costume competition! It's a fundraiser for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and hosted at the Canal Place Shops (read: the fancy mall).
So, here's our evening!
We started eating immediately, of course!
|Grits and Debris from Mother's Restaurant|
|Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned!|
|Calamari Ceviche from...?|
More friends arrived and the evening started hopping!
|Undescribable and delicious science experiment from Root!|
|Kimchi Pancake with Pork Belly Hash from Booty's!|
|Rillettes (tasty!) on toast (stale brick) from Cleaver and Co!|
For the seersucker competition, contestants really dialed it up this year! Our friend T was a finalist, but the evening was really all about the ladies in seersucker!
|None of us were finalists, but we all looked like winners!|
|The Bride - Yep! That's ALL seersucker!|
|The Winner! She made her dress herself!|
|Hibiscus and Jalapeno Margarita from Bellocq|
|Awesome band! Yes, she is playing a washboard.|
|Another amazing band!|
|I managed to not eat ALL of these French Macaroons from Chicken Scratch!|
At the end of the night, there was just one more thing to do....take drunken photos in the parking garage! (Have no fear, 'twas not I who drove home)...
Last year, I made this green seersucker dress for the event.I didn't have the time or money to make a new dress this year, so I pulled out the old one. It's much too big! So, I took it in and decided to recreate a photo from Seersucker 2012 to casually mark my progress toward weightloss and fitness. Here are the before/after shots! Not too shabby!
|Before - Cute Couple 2012|
|After - Smokin' Couple 2013|
|Before - May 2012|
|After - May 2013|