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Mockingbird Taproom opens grandly with sports, sliders and Beeramisu

Mockingbird Taproom opens grandly with sports, sliders and Beeramisu

Danielle Durand, Anna Watkins
Danielle Durand , Anna Watkins Photo by Joy Zhang
Mockingbird Taproom
Mockingbird Taproom celebrated its grand opening with a food-and-drink-filled fete.  Photo by Joy Zhang
Mockingbird Taproom
Buffalo wings, sliders and Beeramisu (tiramisu made with beer) sated guests.  Photo by Joy Zhang
Allen Cobbs, Marc Wuenschel
Allen Cobbs , Marc Wuenschel Photo by Joy Zhang
Stacie Pearlman, Aaron McCurry, Wren Homsey
Stacie Pearlman , Aaron McCurry , Wren Homsey Photo by Joy Zhang
Marie Early, Warren Hash
Marie Early , Warren Hash Photo by Joy Zhang
Charles Looney, Morgan Looney
Photo by Joy Zhang
Jessica Lowe, Alex Jarrard
Jessica Lowe , Alex Jarrard Photo by Joy Zhang
Linda Peterson, Clark Peterson
Linda Peterson , Clark Peterson Photo by Joy Zhang
Susie Oszustowicz, Liz Standley
Susie Oszustowicz , Liz Standley Photo by Joy Zhang
Danielle Durand, Anna Watkins
Mockingbird Taproom
Mockingbird Taproom
Allen Cobbs, Marc Wuenschel
Stacie Pearlman, Aaron McCurry, Wren Homsey
Marie Early, Warren Hash
Charles Looney, Morgan Looney
Jessica Lowe, Alex Jarrard
Linda Peterson, Clark Peterson
Susie Oszustowicz, Liz Standley

It's not hard for people in this city to find a reason to throw a party — and equally easy for us to RSVP yes. Recently Mockingbird Taproom opened its doors to guests for a night of beer, wine and savory bites at its grand opening celebration. 

The backdrop was set with TVs showing SportsCenter and a hockey game between USA and Canada. Attendees — including Ken Capps, Josh Dishongh, Kyle Mayeron, Suzie Oszustowicz, Danielle Durand, and Linda and Clark Peterson — quickly adapted to the high-end sports bar scene with Alaskan Amber in hand. 

Before indulging in buffalo wings, nine burger variations (in the form of sliders) and Beeramisu (tiramisu with beer), attendees mingled with general manager Aaron McCurry, Park Tavern general manager Allen Cobbs and Restaurants America CEO Marc Wuenschel​, 

As waiters passed around more libations — Naked Grape Pinot Grigio, Flirt Red Blend Hob Nob Chardonnay and Jim Bean cocktails — DJ Envious mixed the beats. 

Seen on the scene: Lynn Mcbee, Anna Watkins, Danielle Durand, Jessica Lowe, Alex Jarrard, Kyle Mayeron and Danny Solomon.