Last night, along with all the other trivia geeks in Chicago, we attended Brownstone‘s tournament. The first time we visited Brownstone we gave it a fairly lukewarm review, but we left last night feeling pretty impressed. The food was good (although their half-price sandwich deal is no more) and things went very smoothly–especially when you take into consideration there were 16 teams.
For the tourney Brownstone is offering some pretty nice specials. $7 nacho trays and $5 skillet cookies. Anyone who follows the blog knows we love skillet cookies. But we don’t want to buy them, we want to earn them (at Schoolyard). They also have 42 Below Vodka (the tournament’s sponsor) drinks on special. We thought they were pretty tasty, and more importantly you get bonus points for every one you order (limit 10).
Our one complaint was the super shady question about the movies in 2008 that grossed the highest over one weekend (according to IMDB.com). Just about everyone filled their answer sheets with blockbusters from holiday weekends, not realizing that the crappy movies that come out on random weekends (like Fool’s Gold) have no competition and therefore rake in the cash. Like most teams, we got a lousy 2 correct. We’re all for seemingly easy questions that are actually really hard, but our beef with this one is we can’t find any evidence on IMDB that the MC’s list is at all valid. If any other teams from last night want to vindicate him, feel free to post the link.
Ben from Brownstone just emailed out the standings. It’s nice to see some familiar team names on the list. A big shout out to the Baracktobers and I’ll Take Potpourri for $100, Alex. And without further ado, here are the standings.
Tied for 1st: Backstreet Boyeez and Beer Makes Smart
Tied for 2nd: I’ll Take Potpourri for $100, Alex; Werewolf Bar Mitzvah; and Team Ramrod
3rd: Don’t Get Up, I’ll Get You a Towel
We wish everyone the best of luck…But if you beat us, consider sending us PBR gift basket out of sympathy!