Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Shopping Soother: New Hours of Happiness at the Sunset Grill

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

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Back in the day, my older brother and I used to do all of our Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve after our boss gave us a half-day off following the annual holiday brunch of chicken fingers from Captain D's and sausage balls prepared in every imaginable permutation and combination by 11 different staff members who forgot to consult the official signup list for what dishes to bring.

To help survive the procrastination aggravation that we brought upon ourselves, we always made sure to shop at some mall that had a Ruby Tuesday attached to it so that we could alternate between buy a present/buy a drink/buy a present/load up the car trunk/buy a drink until our lists were complete. We'd usually just buy each other one for the road as a gift to each other and then creep home down the back roads.

Now that we've grown older and wiser, our shopping and drinking are much less intense. Presents come from Amazon and the Farmer's Market and Long Island Rubys have been replaced by a glass of Pinot or a nice cocktail. Fortunately, The Sunset Grill has grown up with us and they are now offering a completely refined Happy Hour to help ease your shopping stress.

On Monday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. they are offering half-price captain and reserve wine lists, half-price well drinks and $1 off bottle beer. Additionally, on Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., you can take advantage of half-price wines by the glass as you decompress from fighting the crowds during that day off you took to shop or if you need to steel yourself for your assault on the Container Store for those last-minute presents.

In fact, since Parnassus Books opened up, valet parking at Sunset in Hillsboro Village may be as close as you can park to The Mall at Green Hills anyway. There's almost always a cab available in front of the restaurant, so let them carry you there and back so you can concentrate on transacting commerce.

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