It was way too much fun for a Tuesday night. Then again, with five of the city’s best barmen joining forces at Dallas’ Windmill Lounge to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy, the revelry was all for a good cause.
For four-plus hours, the star lineup churned out a New York-inspired menu of cocktails including Manhattans, Brooklynites and Green Hornets. “The Penicillin was the star of the show,” said Omar Yeefoon, who did bar duty along with Jason Kosmas, Mate’ Hartai, Julian Pagan and the Windmill’s own Charlie Papaceno.
It was the final stop on the group’s All 4 1 tour of four Texas cities, benefiting bar and restaurant owners in New York’s East Village who suffered superstorm damage.
There were T-shirts. There were toasts. There was even a bullhorn: The group auctioned off some rare and not-so-rare bottles of booze. Tuesday’s event raised about $3,000, Yeefoon said, with about $8,000 raised in all.
“We’re pretty stoked, to be honest,” Yeefoon said. No doubt those business owners will be, too.