The original miner’s Toe from the Sour Toe Cocktail gets eaten… It’s a Catas-toe-phy!
A man walks into a bar, eats a toe, and leaves town.
There’s a $500 fine for swallowing the toe, which Lee said is meant as a “deterrent.” On Saturday, an unidentified man entered the bar and approached Lee’s station with a shot of whisky.
“This guy popped it in his mouth . . . takes $500 out of his pocket and slams it on the table and starts walking away.
“I said, ‘Where’s the toe?’ and he said, ‘I swallowed it’ . . . I was shocked.”
Earlier that night, the unidentified man described only as “Josh from New Orleans” was at another bar called The Pit, said Brodie McCrory, who works front desk at the Downtown Hotel. “Josh” had decided to leave town, and was given his rent deposit back, said McCrory. He’s heard the man wavered between “ringing the bell” and buying drinks for everyone at The Pit, or rushing over to the Downtown Hotel to “swallow the toe.”
Lee, who was toe overseer at the hotel on Saturday night, said the man approached his station near closing time, and paid his $5 “toe tax” to have the amputated artifact dipped into his glass of booze. Lee recited the standard line spoken to all those willing to feel the big toe bump against their mouths: “You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow, but your lips must touch the toe.”
The man drank it fast, slurped the toe into his mouth, and quickly grabbed his pint of beer and chugged…
Bad form “cannibal” Josh from New Orleans. Bad form.
“We’re still looking for a toe — or toes,” said Lee. And when they get one, he added, the deterrent fine will be jacked up to $2,500.
A fan sent me this pic. It’s a vegan version for them to replace the sour toe. Why am I even MORE grossed out now?