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The Dekalb Classic

  • DATE: April 23, 2013
  • TIME: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • PRICE: $50
  • VENUE: Dinos, Walters, Chez Oskar, Madiba Restaurant and Romans
  • Event Website

Event Description:

 Fort Greene is set to celebrate Spring in ultimate fashion, with five of Dekalb Avenue’s best and busiest restaurants coming together for the first of an annual month long cocktail competition called The Dekalb Classic. One bartender from Dino’s, Walter’s, Chez Oskar, Madiba Restaurant and Roman’s respectively, will each create their own signature cocktail, two of which will be voted best by patrons over the course of April.

 The two best bartenders will compete at the finale at Chez Oskar on April 30 for the crown of Dekalb Ave’s Best Bartender and Cocktail 2013. The event’s participants and spirits for the cocktails has been curated by J. Luiz Mixology who have carefully procured a wide variety of spirits to give bartenders the ultimate in flexibility when crafting their cocktails. J. Luiz has also created a signature cocktail called The Dekalb Classic for the event. St. Germain, Wodka, Greenhook Gin and Alibi Whiskey are proud to be associated with The Dekalb Classic.

 “Dekalb Ave is a destination in Fort Greene in season, with sidewalk cafes a bustle with people enjoying the variety of cuisine on offer on this veritable strip in Brooklyn. Saturdays alone, sees not only the Farmer’s Market in Fort Greene Park, but also the Brooklyn Flea around the corner, and the neighborhood’s eateries are alive for Brunch. New additions of late such as Walter’s and Dino has resulted in a higher quality of cuisine and a definite interest in mixology and there is no better way to celebrate spring by putting on display the best the avenue has to offer” says organizer Ruen Ellis.

 A quarter of tickets sales will benefit The Pratt Area Community Council with their on­going work of helping small business and providing affordable housing in and around Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Tickets are available at any of the participating restaurants as well as online on the official Dekalb Classic facebook page.

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