Fab’s Holiday Party

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Photo by Kim Espinosa

We had our holiday party last night. Yep, that’s right, because, as our CEO Jason Goldberg likes to say: “We’re a different kind of company.” But having a big blowout bonanza in the middle of January is actually a brilliant idea. Because that’s obviously when you need it the most. 

Our last holiday party was also in January, and it happened to be the one year anniversary of the dinner when Jason and Bradford came up with the concept for Fab. It was in the same venue, too. Fun, right?

And it was, or at least we think it was. Our recollection of that occasion is a little fuzzy, and not just because it was 12 months ago. You see, the food-to-drink ratio tipped in the wrong direction (as in itsy-bitsy, elusive hors d’oeuvres and H-U-G-E and abundant servings of wine). And when you fill an empty stomach with alcohol, the mind seems to lose its sharpness. Or something. 

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But a lot can happen in a year. Things change and things stay the same. The party last night had more than enough food (yummy, succulent brisket and pulled pork with all the trimmings) to go around, but we all still managed to let the music and margaritas hit us in that special way reserved for a company holiday party held in a cleared-out underground dining area of a barbecue restaurant in Chelsea.

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But what was the theme this year? you ask in wide-eyed curiosity. Well it was Country-Western, of course. But what does that mean? you ask again, apparently unclear on the concept. We like to keep it loose, so people interpreted it however they wanted.

There was the traditional—

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And the Fabulous—

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And everyone in between—

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The crowd was a mix of urban cowboys and rhinestone cowgirls, Dallas cowboys and plastic spaghetti western six-shooters. And at one point, two strange men who looked like extras from Dallas (that would be our aforementioned founders) took the stage to make a speech, offer a toast, and congratulate everyone on a 2012 well done. 

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And it was pretty great, right? Here’s to another year of barbecue, margaritas, and Fab.

Johanna Lenander and Josh Krigman

Photos by Kim Espinosa