Lobster, booze, music and tattoos. If you had to sum up Lobstahpalooza, that’s a pretty quick way to do it. The event at 99 Sudbury was put together by Matt Pettit of Rock Lobster Food Co., one of Toronto’s newer food entrepreneurs. He had a solid group of friends with him which included The Thirsty Traveler, Kevin Brauch, Tequila Tromba, Steam Whistle, Kensington Brewery Company, Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Gibsons Whisky and more which ensured that Lobstahpalooza is well on it’s way to becoming an annual event.
Things we learned at Lobstahpalooza:
- Even Matt’s Mom had to pay for her ticket!
- Kevin Brauch came up with a variety of new nicknames for Matt, but “Sweet Meat Pettit” was definitely a crowd favourite.
- Lobster and corn on the cob are two of the top ten worst date foods, both were served at Lobstahpalooza. The couple who was having their first date there was my favourite.
- Booze + free tattoos = You sign a waiver.
- Peter from Tequila Tromba is always willing to pose for a photo.
- But Kevin will photobomb 9/10 photos.
- WhiskyBeth brings cute boys with her to the party!
- You can always rely on the kindness of strangers: a cabby returned a wallet left behind and a good samaritan gave their sun umbrella to the Steam Whistle crew who was without tent and continuously reapplying SPF60 sunblock.
- Never underestimate the drinking abilities of middle aged women when Tequila Tromba is serving up their signature, (delicious) margarita.
- Kensington Brewery Company is a welcome addition to the craft beer world- Augusta Ale tallboys were in demand!
- Sailor Jerry, with the retro airstream trailor, free tattoos and killer cocktails, knows how to bring the party!
I can’t wait for next year…