TBOX #24.5 (2020) – Mr. & Mrs. Festa Go to Olive Garden, Chili’s, Red Lobster & 9 Other “Bars”

TWell – We allllllllllll know what happened – and didn’t happen – in the awful year of 2020.  Since having TBOX EVERY YEAR since 1996, 2020 became the first year since 1995 without an actual TBOX.  In the fall of 2020, the City of Chicago OFFICIALLY Denied our Permit, and we  were trolled by Barstool Sports Chicago with this funny post giving us an “A For Effort” for even TRYING to have a bar crawl in Chicago in 2020. (Story Continues Below)

TSo, What was TBOX Founder Mr. Festa going to do???  Every fall – especially over the last 12 years or so, starting around Labor Day, his every thought, every breath, every hour and every minute was always a huge build-up and rally to the second Saturday of December, when TBOX would be held.  But in 2020, it wasn’t to be.  So, being newly married and now living in Florida, Mr. Festa and his wife decided, “We’re doing TBOX anyway!” – and the attendance was 2 — and they did it in their hometown of Florida with the following schedule:

1) Olive Garden (in the Home Depot plaza)

2) Red Lobster

3) Chili’s

4) Ruby Tuesday (in the mall)

5)  House of Brews

6)  Castaways

7)  Hurricane’s

8) Boardwalk

9) Crawdaddy’s

10) Lures

11) Mulligans

12) The Goose Pub

It was a great day in December in Florida, and Mr. and Mrs. Festa both went “WIRE TO WIRE” and also had a cereal shot at home at the end of the evening.  So, even though we couldn’t do the real thing, the Festas DID KEEP THE TBOX SPIRIT ALIVE during the dark year of 2020… enjoy pix below!

2020 Florida TBOX
TBOX 2020TBOX 24.5 in Florida, December, 2020