Today is historic. We know. The "h" word has been uttered over and over again since Barack Obama first announced that he was running for the U.S. Presidency. Today's inauguration is a magical moment, a changing of the guard. But it also means that the nearly 2 years of political bickering, extremist ministers, and talking heads is OVER. So whether you wanted McCain to win or have been a passenger on the Obama wagon, you must celebrate the end of the 2008 election brouhaha. Take a shot for "No Mo Bush" or make a toast for the man with dope Presidential swag. Whatever you do, hit the streets tonight and celebrate with your fellow countrymen.
The Miami-Dade County Democratic Party is taking over the Rusty Pelican and will be the place to be for beer-wielding legislators. The start time is 8 p.m., and those downtown types are usually prompt so you should be too. Tickets start at 20 bucks, call 305-781-9177 to get yours. The Pelican is at 3201 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne.
SushiSamba Dromo is injecting its usual east-west flair and having an inauguration edition of its kooky-chic Cosplay Tuesday. There'll be appetizer and cocktail specials all night and of course, three cocktails to honor the red, white and blue. Try the All American Cocktail Tree and you'll be yelling "Yes we did" all fucking night. Best red, white and blue costume wins cash. The party starts at 7 at 600 Lincoln Road, South Beach.
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Try and duplicate the ball experience at the Forge for the superchic All Black Inauguration Affair. Ladies get loose off of all of the complimentary champagne and martinis they can drink until midnight, while fellas reap the benefits for the rest of the night. Wear your best to 432 41st Street in Miami Beach, but call 538-8533 to make sure you're not left standing outside.
Tobacco Road is calling all cars to Brickell for a party that'll last from 11 a.m. until 10 tonight. The live music will pump, DJ Oski will spin and everyone will grub on Road burgers and fries for just a buck. That's right, load up on the legendary burgers while you celebrate a brand new day. Or just eat em' while you eat em, we are in a recession.
And since we're talking about eatin,' Legal Seafoods is offering it's famous chowder for just 99 cents, and T.G.I. Friday's has half-price appetizers when you buy any entrée. YumBama!