Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Rialto

While I had every intention of going to the gym after work to shake off the xmas slugs, it was closed. So i wandered back to what is becoming sort of a haunt of mine with a friend after work. The Rialto is fancy/seedy, sort of like a casino. A combination of heavy pours, off track betting, billiards and pinball and cigars draws an odd mix. After work office people (I guess I am one of these), a rockabilly gaggle of waitstaff, gambling addicts, serious pool hustlers, sports bar types, downtown bums and card players all mingle around and mostly everyone is friendly. Its a huge space with lots of wood, brass, red carpet and leather upholstery. And they have pinball, and so they have me. I would expect it to be a very "guy" place but its really very mixed. And they also have a snooker table, a resident pool pro available for private lessons by appointment, and most excellent onion rings. I hear this is the place to be on Kentucky Derby day. I wonder if anyone there will sing My Old Kentucky Home with me at post time?

And music for you:

Wussy - Rigor Mortis

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