Our launch party was a blast.  Between Rising Sun owner Mike Hodis’ brother John climbing in the rafters to run power cables into the vacant store next door and heroes like Huell Howser and Xeni Jardin showing up, it was full of surprises.  And that’s without even mentioning Mike’s vintage hot rod and motorcycle buddies.  Prodigious quantities of gin punch, Miller High Life and Mexican Coke were consumed.

Dustin Roe was shooting photos.  You can check out a bigger gallery here.