Sure, any old website can tell you what to do on a Friday or Saturday night. (I'm looking at you, Heather Byrd.) But it takes some real insight to come up with suggestions to get you out of the house on Sunday and Monday. Before you can blink twice, it'll be the beginning of the NFL season; so take advantage of these deals while your Sunday afternoons and Monday nights are still free.
Recognizing that diners can use a little economic stimulus themselves, Arnold Myint and the staff at ChaChah are offering several recession-buster specials to pry your Visa card out of that dusty space in your wallet. Enjoy this unprecedented summer weather on their porch at their Sunday brunch and be treated to a complimentary glass of bubbly or your choice of Dip (with purchase) in addition to ½ off bottles of Wine. ChaChah doesn't get enough credit for their thoughtfully selected yet affordable wine list, and at 50% off you're paying pretty close to retail. (As if you could buy a bottle of wine in a retail establishment on Sunday. Can I get a harumph?)
ChaChah is also featuring a new Sala Bombay! cocktail made with Holy Basil, Lemon, Lemongrass & Bombay Sapphire. This drink was Arnold's entry into the Bombay Sapphire/GQ Magazine Inspired Bartender Search and won him a place in the regional semifinals to be held at Cabana on August 4 with a chance to compete at the National Competition in Las Vegas on August 31 for a spread in GQ Magazine this December. Watch this space for further details.
On Mondays ChaChah has all of their pinchos for half price. For anyone who has complained about paying $4-8 for these small plate flavor explosions, well, shame on you! But would you try it for 2 or 3 bucks? No excuses anymore. Speaking from experience of a recent visit, the Elotes with Pimento Butter & Queso and the Dates stuffed with Valdeon Bleu Cheese and Benton's Bacon would be worth it at twice the price. With an excellent half-off bottle of Argentinean Torrontes, a trio of Bleu Cheese, Bacon & Chives/Curried Lentil & Carrot (yum!)/White Bean and Fennel dips and two pinchos, our party of four left happy and satisfied after a leisurely evening for under $50, including tip.
So pace yourself as you venture out into ByrdLand this weekend. There's still plenty worth doing after Sunday services are over.