After an almost comical Cinco de Mayo last week, we decided to head to Warehouse on Monday to experience Tad Carducci’s new book Tippling Bros.: A Lime and a Shaker. Paul Tanguay and Carducci, a.k.a. the Tippling Brothers, call themselves libation libertines (something we aspire to). We usually stick to throwing some ice chips in a glass of Ketel and calling it a day. The book, however, outlines some really interesting mixes. We were treated to a limited, yet totally great cocktail menu and had two drinks. Recalling Arrested Development, we first went for the “Los Hermanos” which featured mezcal, a passion fruit puree, and our personal favorite, El Yucateco Green Habanero. This was served with a salt-and-pepper rim and a sprig of mint. It reminded us of a push-up popsicle the babysitter would give us in 1994 to keep us quiet. It was “If you’ll shut up, I’ll give you another” good.
Friday we went over to Redux to see the opening of artist Sang-Mi Yoo’s Capriccio exhibition. Her vision was an “architectural fantasy,” and she achieved that with felt — think repurposed pool tables. Yoo’s work sometimes showcased an MC Escher-like imagination and her concept of questioning whether the ideal home is tangible or not made for one of the better art shows we’ve have seen in recent memory. Yoo also made a point of meeting everyone in attendance. It was nice to meet her.
Sunday, after waking up to discover a shirtless Bill Murray hitting golf balls in Hampton Park (for real), we headed over to Bay Street Biergarten to take in DJ Yonni and Swisha at the Tropix International Sounds Reggae party. Attendance was a bit sparse, but what can you expect on graduation weekend? We did manage to have a pretzel, and see some friends seated outside next to a rousing game of cornhole before embarking to the Reggae on the Creek festival. We stayed for a minute then headed over to Sesame for a burger. After feeding a Labrador no less than three pickles, it was time to head back downtown and call it a night.