BEST MEAT RAFFLE (2001)
Long live the meat raffle! This peculiar tradition makes no logical sense: Go to the bar for a beer and a bump and come home with...prime rib! Mayslack's, along with Jimmy's Bar & Lounge and the Knight Cap, forms the epicenter of Nordeast meat raffles. We choose Mayslack's because they've got the best booty: fresh cuts from the renowned Hackenmueller's butcher shop in Robbinsdale. Stuffed chicken breast, New York strip, ham--the choices are breathtaking. On Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m., plop down a buck for a 1-in-30 chance to stumble home with meat. Best of all, the proceeds go toward the good works of East Side Neighborhood Services.