Things to do for February 24, 2011

The Weekender

Chocolate Fountains, the Oscars and Two Levels of Pubbing

The weekend had a bit part in The King’s Speech.

Thursday
Two Levels of Pubbing
DOUBLE-DECKER

Two Levels of Pubbing

The spot formerly known as The Cavern has been reborn as a two-story, pint-pouring pub. Upstairs: Crown, an English pub with a Brit-friendly jukebox (Queen, Elton John). Downstairs: Harp, an Irish bar with a fireplace and a stage for local music. Whatever you do, don’t ask for scotch.

Morton’s Moves Uptown
STEAK OUT

Morton’s Moves Uptown

When you need a change of scenery, you go with a beachfront view in Cozumel. When Morton’s needed one, they just went Uptown, so now you’ll find its filet mignons and wine lockers on McKinney Avenue. Head there today at 4pm for the ribbon cutting. You love oversized scissors.

Opens Feb 24, 4pm, Morton’s, 2222 McKinney Ave, 214-741-2277

Saturday
A Wine Soiree with a Chocolate Fountain
CHOCOLATE THUNDER

A Wine Soiree with a Chocolate Fountain

You live by one very important rule: follow the chocolate fountain. Saturday, that rule will take you to a massive, painting-filled Design District studio. There, you’ll sip 10 wines from around the world while dipping strawberries and white chocolate in a giant chocolate fountain. Yes, chocolate-covered chocolate.

World Championship BBQ in Houston
ROAD TRIP

World Championship BBQ in Houston

Finally, the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que is here. (Well, in Houston.) First, call that cabbie with the smoker. Then you and 200,000 friends will have 260 tents for sampling, well, anything in barbecue sauce. Come Saturday, they’ll announce the winner—just don’t get sauce on the trophy.

Sunday
A Bubbly Night with Oscar
REAL ’PAGNE

A Bubbly Night with Oscar

J. Black’s is turning every one of its flat-screens to the Franco/Hathaway show on Sunday, offering 25% off all bubbly (and wine) and half-off sharing plates (think pizza and apps). Maybe leave your Black Swan costume at home.

Feb 27, 5pm, J. Black’s, 2409 N Henderson Ave, 214-613-2525

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