At a press conference yesterday, Harlon Noggs, the Chief Global Solutions and Infrastructure Optimization Strategist for the International Bartenders Association, stated that the bars and restaurants in Washington, DC, were ready to handle the thousands upon thousands of librarians descending on the city this weekend for the annual ALA Conference.
“Librarians are known to let loose during this annual bacchanal,” said Noggs, “and bars from past convention cities have not been able to keep up with the demand."
He noted that many of the bars and taverns ran dry during past conventions, and the librarians went wild in response. Therefore, he stated that the IBA worked closely with many of the restaurants and bars in Washington to ensure that the booze keeps flowing.
Pictured at the right: Harlon Noggs, Chief Global Solutions and Infrastructure Optimization Strategist for the International Bartenders Association
At yesterday's press conference, Mr. Noggs noted that restaurants and bars in the area have, in particular, stock piled thousands of bottles of tequila.
“Librarians tend to order a lot of literary-themed cocktails,” he said, “and the Tequila Mockingbird (tequila, green crème d menthe, and lime juice) is by far the most popular.”
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