Here’s how you’ll win Valentine’s Day this year: 1) Get a box of spiked chocolates for 25% off. 2) (Barely) dress her in some French-lace lingerie from Fleur du Mal. 3) Send a bouquet of fresh roses (grown on a South American volcano)—for $32. Then... commence the ravishing.
Things to do for January 31, 2013
Crawfish Tamales, Gratis Wings and Nice Shirts
The weekend always bets tails on the coin toss.
Weekend Shirt Deals at Hugh & Crye
Nope, winter’s not quite over yet. Which means your weekends still require some comfortable shirts. Maybe some like these soft, prewashed numbers, each named for a different national park. And through the weekend, they’re knocking $30 off. It’s America’s best idea.
Poker Nights Come to Mayfair & Pine
What you can’t win at the Glover Park tavern’s new poker nights: money. What you can win (after you vanquish players from other bars and regions): a seat at the World Series of Poker. In the meantime, just enjoy discounts on rum-and-Cokes and beer, and half off your appetizers 30 minutes before the deal.
Union Market’s Haven of Beer and Wine
The potential for pressure situations this weekend is enormous—alongside cheese mongers and sausage makers, you now have Cordial, a small-batch wine and beer shop, to contend with at Union Market. So... large-format Belgian beer or big California pinot to go with that lamb sausage you just bought? Right, both.
Eat a Crawfish Tamale... If You Can
If you’d like to create a proposition bet of your own with your friends, here’s one: Bayou Bakery is turning out crawfish tamales topped with an evil brew called “Holy Hell” Trinity Sauce. Finish the whole plate, and it’s on the house, as is a pitcher of Abita beer. Make sure you lay odds.
Gratis Wings and Sausage at Jack Rose
Come 6pm on Sunday, you’ll be drinking beer. This isn’t news. But do so on Jack Rose’s heated rooftop, and you’ll be drinking Baltimore and San Francisco beer while availing yourself of wings, sausage and peppers, and chili with cornbread, all on the house. But remember: the house always wins.