WNST sets a “pre-game” pep rally & party for South Florida on Saturday

January 01, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

Hopefully by now you’ve heard about our infamous Super Bowl party at Whiskey’s Joe oh those many years ago before Super Bowl XXXV, so it’s with great pleasure that we announce the official WNST “Pre-Game Purple Pep Rally” in South Florida. We will be hanging on Saturday from 4:30 through the evening to watch the two NFL games at Joe’s distant cousin — ALABAMA JOE’S in Lake Worth, Fla. — on Lantana Road. It’s between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale just north of Boca Raton. It’s less than a mile from I-95.

There are so many connections here that we almost HAD to have a little South Florida celebration. The place is a bit of a Shrine to the Crimson Tide, but its slogan is: “If sports were a religion…this place would be a church!” Now, how can you not want to hang at a place like that, right? It’s has some other Baltimore connections as well as the “Tide” lineage of Ozzie Newsome, Phil Savage, Le’Ron McClain, etc. all the way down the line.

Directions to Alabama Joe’s are here. There’s also a menu full of really good-looking food on the site.

We’ll be announcing drink specials plus extra goodies (including a charity purple shooter!) here at WNST.net over the next 48 hours but many, many folks have emailed me about throwing an event in South Florida and this one made perfect sense. On game day, I’m sure we’ll just be roaming the lots in our sandals looking for free beer.

We’ll be shooting cool wnsTV videos to send home to the friends as well.

If you are staying in South Beach or Hollywood, we’d love to have you make the 45-minute-ish drive north on Saturday afternoon. If you’re already in the West Palm-Jupiter-Vero Beach area, it’s a pretty short drive as well. It’s as “centrally” located as a South Florida place can be.

I also know that Bobby Nyk is throwing a party on beach earlier in the day at Toucan’s in Hollywood. (He’s in Chile…I’m not kidding!) So I don’t have all of the details but I will get those out as well. It’s a small, cool little beach bar and here’s some video from the last Miami trip you can see it by clicking here.

All the relative links with directions and stuff is on the Alabama Joe’s official site here.

More to come…but if you’re going to be in South Florida or have a loved one or friend down there, tell ‘em to drop by anytime after 4:30…

One more to see on that road – and chances are my wife and I will be rolling in there as well is Riggins Crab House on the same road. This is a “Maryland Crab House” in South Florida. Sounds like I might need to order a dozen on Saturday afternoon before hitting Alabama Joe’s for the barbeque and shrimp and grits!

Riggins is an interesting place because they ALWAYS have a billboard on the center field fence for the Orioles spring training games. I’ve been seeing that sign for 15 years and I’ve never been in the place. But I’m going to on Saturday! The website is awesome, a full video of the place! Good stuff…

Like I said…more to come…but we’ve got a pretty good joint to throw a South Florida purple party!

Please don’t drink and drive in South Florida. We want to keep everyone safe for the big game!

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