A few years ago, I compiled a list of 100 things I want to accomplish during my lifetime. Unfortunately, when I had a computer crash, I lost the list. I never got around to a new list, but the current issue of Saveur reminds me that when I do make a new list, attending Octoberfest in Munich will be part of it.
And this has to do with the Allnightathon? Well, another goal I have had in life, probably not one in the top 100, is to be awake at that moment when we "fall back", change from daylight savings time to standard time. Mostly, we use this moment to steal an extra hour of sleep, but is it not a moment to steal another hour out of life. To extend the party 25 hours! And the perfect moment for the long anticipated Allnightathon.
The purpose of the Allnightathon is to partake in a variety late-night venues, to be a true owl for one night. Sure, there are a lot of greasy spoons to sample, but there are also a range of things beyond ham off the bone to try. For instance, the mysterious Thai eatery, River Kwai.
Here are the details as I know them so far. The Allnightathon will begin at 6 PM on October 25, 2003 and end on 6 AM, October 26, 2003. The places we will visit have yet to be determined, but we will only visit places that either 1) stay open past midnight OR 2) begin business by 4 AM. Please e-mail ASAP if you want to participate. Also, please let me know whether you can drive or need to be driven.
As a bit of background, as in the original 24 hours of chow, the final listing of places to eat will be a combination of people's choices aligned with logistical issues, and like the 24 hours of chow, we'll mix in some non-eating activities to break things up.
Street tax will be expected.