Things to do for February 16, 2012

The Weekender

Mardi Gras, a Secret Cocktail and Disco Fries

The weekend cannot tell a lie.

Thursday
Nuit du Quebec at Rosamunde
DISCO FRIES

Nuit du Quebec at Rosamunde

It used to be that you had to fly to Montreal to get decent poutine. But tonight you can try all kinds of sausage-y permutations of this classic fries/cheese/gravy dish. Also, Montreal-based brewers Unibroue and Dieu du Ciel will be pouring everything from white ales to black. Thank you, Canada.

Friday
Password-Protected Drinks at Smuggler’s
ISTHMUS OF PANAMA

Password-Protected Drinks at Smuggler’s

You’ll go the extra mile for a good drink. So if remembering a little password is all that’s required, say no more. Or just say “isthmus.” Once you utter this word to the bartender, you’ll be rewarded with a concoction of seven-year rum, red vermouth and velvet falernum. Repetition is the best teacher.

Saturday
Welcome Stranger Sale
SALE-ING

Welcome Stranger Sale

You don’t need us to tell you the virtues of layering when it comes to dressing for this unpredictable, sunny-one-minute-raining-the-next weather. But we can tell you where to get some layering items from the likes of Gant, Barbour and Fjällräven at an extra 25% off the sale price. And without further ado...

Sunday
Be a Consulting TCHO Chocolate Maker
RAISING THE BAR

Be a Consulting TCHO Chocolate Maker

It’s no surprise that this chocolate factory, founded by a space-shuttle technologist turned chocolate maker, would look to the man on the street to help cocreate its next bar. Sample six variants of java-fueled milk chocolate, provide feedback, then sit back until they send you the final masterpiece. Consider it your golden ticket.

Limited subscriptions available through Feb 19, $49.95, TCHO, 415-981-0189

Tuesday
Boxing Room’s Mardi Gras Bash
OUTSIDE THE BOX

Boxing Room’s Mardi Gras Bash

You’re inclined to treat your dinners at Boxing Room like Mardi Gras anyway, but for actual Fat Tuesday, the guys here will more than just play along. Expect specials on Gulf oysters, Abita’s Mardi Gras Bock on tap, duck/sausage jambalaya and a live New Orleans–style jazz band. It’s not Fat Tuesday for nothing.

Feb 21, Boxing Room, 399 Grove St (at Gough), 415-430-6590

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