Things to do for December 22, 2011
Secret Eggnog, Goose Drippings and Jugs of Wine
The weekend is your first gift.
Southpaw BBQ’s Secret Eggnog
The good stuff is always stashed away. And that even applies to eggnog. Head to Southpaw, slyly murmur the word “tugboat” to your bartender, and you’ll get their heirloom concoction of whiskey, spiced rum, a fresh-cracked egg and a few secret ingredients we’d divulge if we didn’t think you’d want to guess on your own...
Last-Minute Shopping at Rand + Statler
Bring in a toy to Rand + Statler, Welcome Stranger or Azalea, and you’ll get 30% off any potential last-minute gifts you might need to buy. Since all three stores cover just about anyone on your list, you’ll have time to pick something up for yourself. In short: everybody wins.
These two-liter jugs of red wine are labeled “Maiale Cieco” (Italian for “blind pig”). Come in for refills, and you’ll get the seventh bottle for half off. (Right when things are getting good.)
Moonraker in Pacifica
A short drive south will be rewarded with floor-to-ceiling views of the Pacific and cocktails strong enough for a sailor. Warm up with hot buttered rum and opt for the roasted crab—that is, unless the bone-in veal chop layered with foie gras and black truffles is on the list. Then warm up with that.
Last Day of Schmidt’s German Christmas
It’s true that Christmas season came and went. But with so many parties, you might’ve missed Schmidt’s traditional German offerings of eisbock beer, glühwein and a Christmas-themed dinner with wild-boar goulash. There’s a gender-specific appetizer list, where men eat goose drippings smeared on bread. Don’t ask about the women...