From now through Saturday, the downtown wine lounge will be pitting European brews like Germany's Erdinger and France's Kronenbourg 1664 against five-ounce Angus patties topped with bounteous mounds of shredded braised pork, garlic mushrooms and blue cheese. Your mission: to suss out maximum beer-to-beef deliciousness.
Things to do for April 29, 2010
Mint Juleps, Crawfish and Pharaohs
The weekend is barreling down the stretch.
Tonight, the city's art world converges at the Bass to inaugurate the museum's new Egyptian wing. What this means for you: a Grey Goose open bar, a cupcake-laden dessert buffet, plenty of comely gallerinas and your chance to see an ancient sarcophagus (Egyptian coffin) and a mummy. We know, just another typical Egyptian wing party...
After a long week, there's nothing better than sitting under the stars, listening to Cajun music, knocking back some beers and sucking on a pile of well-spiced crawfish. (Nothing.) So you'll want to hit up the outdoor gardens tomorrow for an all-you-can-eat-and-drink seafood blowout, featuring tasty critters imported from New Orleans by a guy named Mr. Mudbug. Seriously, that's his name.
Call us crazy, but we think the best place to catch Saturday's Kentucky Derby may be at the racetrack at Gulfstream. In addition to being able to bet on horses, you'll catch the race with a frosty mint julep in your hand and traditional Derby grub on your plate like "hot brown" sandwiches. We hear Churchill Downs is another good place to watch the race.
$5 Sake Cocktails, Japanese Lasagna
The folks at Sushi Maki are throwing you a Cinco de Mayo curveball with this happy hour launching Wednesday. Instead of tequila shots, you'll be served $5 cocktails like the Mango Oriental with sake, mango juice and muddled ginger, stabilized by $5 tuna tacos, tempura shrimp and Japanese Lasagna: a California roll baked with cream cheese.