You’re probably aware that a whole bunch of people believe Judgment Day is Saturday.
Someone in the office spotted one of those Rapture billboards near I-17, and the end of the world has been a hot topic around here ever since — stoked, I admit, by colorful recollections of a pamphlet I saw as a 7- or 8-year-old that detailed, rather graphically, how the chosen would be “swooshed” up to heaven, their worldly bits left behind in glistening, soulless puddles.
However and whenever it comes, the possibility of impending eternal judgment got some of us thinking: If Saturday really does turn out to be the end, how would each of us want to spend Friday?
I’ve got some pretty outstanding pie-in-the-sky ideas. But when I consider the limitations of reality — a job I can’t skip out on, dogs waiting to be fed at home, the lack of a plane ticket to someplace exotic — my last day, whenever it comes, will probably unfold right here in the East Valley.
So that’s the query: How would you spend your final 24 hours in the East Valley? Email me your itinerary, or leave your last-day must do’s in the online comments section.
For one Valley restaurant, the answer to Doomsday is to host a “last supper,” complete with an invitation to “bring your halos, wings or whatever you think will help you get in!”
Citizen Public House will kick off its end-of-the-world party at 11 p.m. Friday at 7111 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale. The late night menu includes:
• Armageddon dogs — Tender Belly Berkshire wiener on rye bun with pastrami, fat-braised chard and bourbon mustard ($8)
• The Aguacalypse — fig mole-braised short rib chilaquiles with chevre and guacamole ($9)
• The Holy Hand Grenade of calabacita — Queso fresco and salsa verde ($7)
• Holy Smokes — a cocktail of Jameson Irish whiskey, tawny port, tobacco and leather infused bitters, smoked porter foam and a smoked sugar rim ($9)
• Reece’s Peaces Be With You — a cocktail of Absolut vanilla vodka, housemade chocolate-peanut butter syrup, cream and a chocolate crema candy garnish ($8).
Any questions, call the restaurant at 480-398-4208 or visit www.citizenpublichouse.com.
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