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Austin Screws Its Resolutions at Gibson Bar



Dieting and not drinking? Not on this Sunday, ya aint. Gibson Bar hosted one hell of a party determined to throw up a flaming middle finger to all those well intentioned January 1st promises. Yelpers gathered for a Sunday Funday heretofore only hinted at in vague Saturday night promises. At the event Deji M's reserves were devastated: "Ohhh my resolutions were screwed – ambushed even. Pillaged. Plundered. Left for dead. A crime with several players involved." 

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If there's one resolution that pops up on everyones' lists, it's "get in shape/stick to a diet/look like Jolie" so of course, we did exactly the opposite. SugaPlump cakeballs came in with three of their decadent delicious flavors. Chocolate and patron anyone? Luke's Inside Out of recent Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives fame outdid themselves with rounds and rounds of sweet pulled pork buns and fried cheesecake bars. Tony B adds coyly, "I don't know this Luke fella, but his buns are wonderful."

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Those who weren't partaking of the caloric thunderbomb instead were caught in the clutches of Demon Booze. Local brewery Real Ale pulled out all the stops by showcasing four fabulous flavors: Lost Gold IPA, Coffee Porter, Fireman's #4 & Rio Blanco Pale Ale and an appearance by the brewmaster himself, Tim. Jack N took full advantage by enjoying "some real cold Real Ales on that comfy patio. Adding it to the Spec's list!"

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Three Olives couldn't have been a more perfect addition to this event. Not only did we get to sip-sip-sip on some Naked Vodka, they also brought some very adorably clothed cupcake girls to feature their new Cake vodka flavor. It may make Melissa A take a nip during the workday: "The Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail was really, really sweet and really, really good.  I was kind of sad today to not have any cake vodka to go with my afternoon Dr. Pepper: Dr. Pepper Cake Cocktail?  Heck yeah!"

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What an incredible kickoff to a year that promises to be filled with lots more screwing. Er, lots of great parties. This is why Elizabeth C likes 'em: "This event embodied a lot of what I love about yelp. It introduced me to an awesome new bar (hello beautiful patio, massive jenga and connect 4), provided good company, good drinks and lots of great bites." Don't believe me? Read these fantastic reviews and check out all the sweet shots that the inimitable Alison Narro took. Yelpers never looked so good!

Until the next time, SYOY!

Kelly S

Austin CM

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