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Things to do for February 16, 2012
Mardi Gras, a Secret Cocktail and Disco Fries
The weekend cannot tell a lie.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.