Maybe it was the kale. Or maybe it was the pepper vodka that our lovely bartender at the Copper Gate told us would resemble Ouzo going down. Oh what a night, sparked by Eat Local Now, a two-year-old Sustainable Ballard event at Ballard High School that smartly went lighter on the world music than in its inaugural year at the Oddfellows Hall on Market Street. While the meatloaf was densely delicious, I'm still curious as to what constitutes a "Beaver Special" in the BHS cafeteria. And I'm also curious as to why no one bid on the primo hoopaholic schwag that event sponsor and NBA employee Steve Hole supplied. Two suggested improvement for next year, when the sold-out event will inevitably move into a tenantless Key Arena: (1) White guys with ponytails who elect to wear those spiffy Zimbabwe berets: those only look good on brothers; please stop, and (2) Lose the fucking food warrior. If you weren't there, you'll never understand. So be there next year.