Question: What's better than a free balloon ride?
Answer: A free balloon ride when you're drunk on wine.
Kidding aside, there will be about two dozen wine labels and vendors pouring at the Great Wine Festival this weekend at the Great Park in Irvine. The event will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, presumably within stumbling distance from the Great Park Balloon.
You do need to buy your tickets online, though; because while you may be able to get tipsy once you're there, they don't take money at the door. And apparently, contributions of over $40 are tax deductible.
Question: What's better than a drunken balloon ride?
Answer: A drunken balloon ride that's a tax write-off.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.