No longer a topic for discussion. I don't live in the area, and since they take reservations for walk by's before phone res, I can no longer get in. How is it this year?
Will let you know tomorrow! I heard the jello shots are ridic. Blew out everyone's bellies - according to the ECG facebook page.
There are ALWAYS last minute cancellations available. Or, just get there in then first hour after opening and you'll almost definitely get seats at the bar.
Very difficult to get a phone res? Yes. However it's relatively easy to get in if you really want to and persist a bit.