July 14, 2011
Contestants wanted for tonight's waiters race

Bastille Day is upon us, which means the "Daniel Pont Golden Beret" award is up for grabs. That's the trophy for tonight's Bastille Day Waiters Race, which kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight at L Bar (1801 L St., Sacramento). Local restaurant servers will wear traditional waiters garb and then race while trying to balance a tray with a bottle and glasses. Expect plenty of spills and thrills, plus an afterparty in the L's courtyard.

Race organizers are still looking for competitors, so if you want to be part of this charging herd of servers, send an e-mail to and they'll send you the entry form. Registration costs $20 and forms need to be dropped off by 3 p.m. at Sactown magazine's office (1006 4th St., 9th floor; Sacramento). Limited registration may also be available on site tonight if the race hasn't reached its 50 waiter limit.

Good luck, and watch out for broken stemware!

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