Monday, October 5, 2009

Mustache Olympics Tonight at Old Chicago

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 4:47 PM

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Comb your colossal crumb catchers, gentlemen. The torch is minutes away from being lit at the 3rd annual Mustache for Miracles benefit at Old Chicago downtown. Can you feel that? It’s the subtle breeze of dozens of lip brows twitching in nervous anticipation.

Tonight’s competition will raise money for Miracle on Idaho Street, Old Chicago’s annual free Christmas dinner for low income and homeless families. Whisker warfare begins at 6 p.m., and involves mustache naming, Guinness absorbency, mustache Rorschach tests, face hair weightlifting and pin the ’stache on the celebrity. According to Marty Zahn, Mustache Olympics organizer at Old Chicago, the competition is shaping up to be pretty hairy:

“The guy that won last year hasn’t shaved his mustache yet,” said Zahn. “If his back is turned, you can see his mustache. It’s really become a way of life for some people.”

To get a taste of the Treasure Valley’s best flavor savers, head down to Old Chicago early to make sure you snag a table. There are still a couple of competitor slots open, but Zahn cautions that the free swag that comes with the $25 entry fee—a T-shirt, a beer glass, a mustache kit—are in short supply.

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