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Get dad what he really wants this year -- a night out at the Rendezvous with ESPN senior writer and NYT-bestselling author Wright Thompson!

Reserve your spot now!

On Friday, June 10 from 6-8PM, the Rendezvous will welcome ESPN senior writer and New York Times bestselling author Wright Thompson (Pappyland, The Cost of These Dreams) for an evening of BBQ, brews, and books in partnership with Novel. Thompson's latest book, Pappyland, is the story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family's heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.

Thompson will be joined in conversation by Rendezvous co-owner John Vergos, who knows a thing or two himself about cultivating a cherished, long-standing family business.

Tickets are $45 and include draft beer/soft drinks, cheese and sausage, ribs, shoulder, chicken, beans and slaw, tax and tip (vegetarian options will be available.)

Wine will be available by cash bar.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite here:

Attendees will be able to purchase copies of Pappyland ($27) for Thompson to sign at the event.

Event date: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous
52 S. Second Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735221253
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020