Friday, August 3, 2012 , Updated 12:00 p.m., August 5, 2012
Catch hipster volleyball tourney Sunday at Fraternal Order of Eagles
For $7, you can judge people in the Dallas food and music community on their sand volleyball skillz. Or just hang out.
DALLAS The Fraternal Order of Eagles: the place where everybody knows your name?
The F.O.E. and its pool are a popular bohemian hangout. “It’s very simple, and it’s kind of off the beaten path, surrounded by trees,” said Chris of the website House of Plates. "It’s just a cool vibe, a really cool place to go and hang out, have some cheap drinks, and just kind of people watch. It’s unlike any other pool in Dallas.”
On Sunday, Chris (who doesn’t give his last name because all the House of Plates contributors are anonymous) will host “The Endless Summer” with fellow House of Plates buddies. It’s a two-part party: part vintage swimwear fashion show, part sand volleyball tournament.
The sand volleyball tournament is called “eats vs. beats,” and restaurant employees and music promoters will go head-to-head. They convinced reps from Granada Theater, 35 Denton, and Pegasus News content partner Indie-Verse to play, plus restaurant workers from The Porch, Private Social, and more.
“We thought it would be a cool way to feature restaurants and music in a different way. To embrace the local culture and meet new people is really what we’re going for,” Chris said.
It will also be amusing to see if any of these folks are any good at sand volleyball.
Winners get gift certificates to local restaurants, clothing items from several sponsors, and Sprinkles cupcakes. As participants advance, the gifts get cooler, Chris said.
The Endless Summer is open to the public, as is the F.O.E. pool. The event is $7 and BYO-food, and House of Plates writers will provide the grills. F.O.E. will sell burgers and alcohol.
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