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Things to do for February 10, 2011
Bitter Drinks, Secret Parties and Handcuffs
The weekend can subsist on champagne.
Early Mardi Gras Party at Acadiana
We know, it’s a bit early yet for beads and face painting. But it’s not at all early for $5 specialty cocktails like the Category 5 (a Hurricane with two kinds of rum) and NOLA street fare like cracklins, frog legs and popcorn shrimp. No, you may not walk down the street with your cocktail.
Putting Your Date in Handcuffs
This weekend, you and your date will have a special bond. One made of metal and chains. Upon arriving at the National Museum of Crime & Punishment, on-staff “wardens” will handcuff you together and lead you on a tour, paying special attention to crimes of passion. You may want to bribe them to lose the key.
Of course, you may opt out of the whole Valentine’s Day thing. Here to help: the downtown British gastropub, which is showing The Break-Up and So I Married an Axe Murderer, and serving up black pudding, Scottish salmon and spotted dick. And an extra British helping of stiff upper lip.
Beating the Cold Through Cocktails
Break out the wool, because the folks at Bourbon Steak are taking their show outside for a fire-pit-laden Sunday afternoon party, and dishing bites like BBQ pork mac and cheese and short ribs with all kinds of hot drinks. Which are easy to drink with mittens on.
A Giant, Secret Singles Party
If you’re looking to Monday as an excuse to find your Valentine, this isn’t a bad place to start. A cocktail party in a giant, yet-undisclosed space, with cooking by Top Chef’s Mike Isabella, music, performances and—a bonus—a senator with Georgia O’Keeffe seduction stories.
Bitter Drinks at Bar Pilar
Then again, come Monday, you may be in the mood to do nothing but vent. Here to help: Bar Pilar, rolling out bitter cocktails like the Hater (Cava and Campari) and the Pierced Heart (a brandy and Jägermeister-fueled concoction) and sour desserts like Lemon Curd Tart. That’ll show her.