Sophisticated and elegant are two words that are not often associated with quiz shows, but the Big Quiz Thing is, of course, a different kind of quiz show, and when we're…oh, who am I kidding. We will always be a cheesetastical dorkfest. But this world needs cheesetastical dorkiness as much as it needs anything, wouldn't you say?
Nonetheless, we're unarguably injecting a serious dose of so sophistication and elegance into the BQT machine at the upcoming Tenth Anniversary Marathon with this prize sponsor, The Bubble Lounge in Tribeca.
Sophistication and elegance are all over this place—it's a champagne bar, after all. A generous menu of more than 300 champagnes and sparkling wines (did you know that, strictly speaking, it's called champagne only if it's from the Champagne region of France?), plus fine hors d'oeuvres and desserts, full premium bar, free deejayed parties…basically, everything you need to guarantee you'll get some action (not an actual guarantee). Even the website is flawlessly punctuated; check out the 15% discount for Girls' Night Out festivities. And classiest of all, they're sponsoring the marathon with a $100 gift certificate for one lucky team.
The Bubble Lounge New York (there's another in San Francisco, of course) is at 228 West Broadway, at White Street. All the juicy Web details here. It's just steps from 92YTribeca, so reserve a table now for your post-Marathon victory party (right after you buy your Marathon tickets, of course). And remember my third favorite Edwardian drinking toast: "Here's to champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends."
Marathon prize sponsors: Birch Coffee, Lionel Trains, The Artifice Group's Strange Things, more in this space soon…