(an act of public gluttony can be excused if there’s a special occasion)

In honor of Steve Phillips’ 45th birthday, I tried to convince the owners of this establishment to offer a ’24-and-one’ special — one free can with every case of Ballantine sold.

As it turns out, they’ve never heard of Steve Phillips. And they were closed Sunday. It’s ok, though. Martin Luther King Day wasn’t always observed in Arizona, but eventually, they came around.