July 5, 2011
Waiters Race returns to midtown on July 14


On your mark, get set ... now speedwalk while balancing a tray with a bottle of wine and glasses. That's right, the Bastille Day Waiters Race will go down for the second straight year, this time on July 14. The course will start and end at L Bar (formerly known as L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen) at 1801 L St., with a party in the L's courtyard to follow the race. More than 50 local waiters participated last year, with Joe Cowley of Michaelangelo's Italian Restaurant emerging as the champion.

There were also some grumblings last year about some folks not playing fair, as in gluing their glassware to their trays and not balancing their trays with one hand. So there will be a few new rules this year, including no sprinting. More information will be coming soon on this fun event with plenty of broken glassware.

Note: Corrected to clarify the course route

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