Four thousand people showed up at NYC's Bryant Park last week to break bread and schmooze. And they didn't just bring their own little picnic basket full of fried chicken....oh no! They brought their own tables, chairs, table cloths, china, etc.
The concept started in Paris 25 years ago and is still going strong there today....
Now there are organized Diner en Blanc events in 40 cities around the world, with another 400 cities asking to have one organized in their area, too.
I can't imagine going anywhere dressed in all white. I'm like that little slob kid in the Charlie Brown entourage who has a cloud of dirt and dust around him at all times. Best case I'd show up in "dirty gray" and be denied entry. Maybe I'd better just stick with gourmet food trucks. Their dress code is more to my liking.
The race will be televised on the NBC Sports channel at 1:15 pm Pacific Time, and on the free America's Cup app for iPad. I don't know squat about the tactics and strategy behind sailing, but I just like the come-from-behind drama.
It's like being behind by 5 touchdowns going into the 4th quarter, then somehow coming back and kicking a field goal as the final second ticks off to win. Will that happen here today?
I've watched most of the races so far and have become addicted. *gettin' my nachos and cold beer ready* :)