Chris Parrington, an attorney in the firm’s Minneapolis office, was recently engaged to assist The Garage Bar and Bowl in Waconia, MN in an attempt to set a new world record for the Largest Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. The previous record-holder was the Silver Grille Cafe in Fort Collins, who in 2012 had a Bloody Mary bar with 45 garnishes.
On Saturday, October 3 The Garage Bar and Bowl offered a build your own Bloody Mary bar that featured 219 garnishes and accoutrements for people to top their bloodies, setting the new world record, according to the World Record Academy. By the end of the day, more than 150 people were able to experience the world record accomplishment. The attempt was verified on-site by Alissa Bergman, CPA, Bergman Accounting Services, LLC and adjudicated on-site by Mr. Parrington.
Mr. Parrington provided his thoughts on the event, saying “Waconia is a very close-knit community, from both a residential and business perspective. The residents of Waconia go out of their way to support their local businesses and business owners. At the same time, Waconia businesses take great measures to support their local communities in a variety of different ways.
"Not only will it be significant for the Garage Bowl to hold the World Record for the Largest Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, but it will be equally significant for the City of Waconia, who prides themselves on their community and their ongoing support for local businesses such as the Garage Bowl. It is an incredible honor to be part of the Garage Bowl’s attempt to set the World Record Academy’s World Record for the Largest Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, which I know the residents of Waconia and other surrounding communities will hold with great pride for decades while that record remains in place."