This week we’re sending you a box of truffles directly from Northern Italy—the same importers the French Laundry uses—for 25% off. Plus, we’re hooking you up with a handsome tie or bow tie from General Knot and 50% off gifts for everyone in your life at Alpha. Treat yourself...
Things to do for November 17, 2011
$1 Oysters, Vodka Martinis and a Ride to Tahoe
Here’s looking at you, the weekend.
Tupelo’s Grand-Opening Party
If you duck into this newly transformed soul food hangout/Southern dive bar tonight, you’ll be rewarded with a gratis sampling of the menu—including ham hock croquettes, po’boys, and mac and cheese. Opt for one of the cocktails made with sweet-tea vodka, and if it didn’t feel like Mississippi before, it will now.
$1 Oysters All Day at Hog & Rocks
You’re accustomed to dollar oysters for happy hour. But if we said you could have them all day, five days a week, you’d laugh. And then when you realized it wasn’t a joke, you’d thank the good people at Hog & Rocks, who are also throwing in beer-and-shot specials twice a day.
Brunch at Leopold’s
Brunchified takes on goulash and flatbreads, along with shandies and the bubbly-and-beer Bismarck, mean that the noise level here during the day will likely rival night. Then again, without it, Leopold’s wouldn’t be Leopold’s.
Martini Face-Off at Bottle Cap
Whether or not you ever drank martinis with legendary local columnist Herb Caen, your presence here will give you the power to vote for your favorite Herb Caen–inspired martini. Our guess would be whichever one has the most vodka in it.
Being the outstanding neighbor that you are (Veronica in 4B sends thanks again for her wi-fi), giving an eager skier a lift to Tahoe seems appropriate since you’re going anyway. Zimride’s starting their Tahoe ride-sharing route on Thanksgiving. You name your price—just don’t do it in turkey sandwiches.