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Rusty Pelican and Whiskey Joe's Need Extras for Videos: Free Food and Drinks

If you've ever wanted to break into show business, this is your lucky day.

The Rusty Pelican and Whiskey Joe's are filming some updated videos for their websites, and they're looking for people to portray happy diners. In exchange for your time, you'll be wined and dined.

According to Ryan Smith, managing director at Rusty Pelican, the restaurant will film a mock wedding ceremony, complete with a bride and groom (models have already been hired to play the loving couple, so don't arrive in a white gown or tuxedo). About 75 people are needed to portray wedding guests, as well as hang by the bar and dine. The shoot is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, from 3:30 to 8 p.m., and you're asked to dress "upscale casual" for the occasion (men in slacks and collared shirts or jackets, ladies in dresses). While you're waiting, you'll be served the works -- lobster, filet mignon, cocktails. As Smith puts it: "I want people to eat free food and have free cocktails."

On Friday, November 21, Whiskey Joe's will take its turn in the spotlight. From 3:30 to 8 p.m., cameras will capture a fun, high-spirited evening at the waterfront bar. Ryan says, "There will be beer, chicken wings, and all kinds of food. We'll have games, beer pong, and live music. We want do show people having a great time." The dress code is casual, although it's requested you don't wear T-shirts with large logos.

You'll also be asked to sign a waiver, and, naturally, you should be OK with being filmed.

If you're interested, RSVP to rsmith@srcmail.com by 10 a.m. this Thursday. Ryan will send you an email with a confirmation and instructions.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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