Vegan wine is a thing. Kinda. In any event, it’s certainly a thing now–in this everything-healthy, everything-kind, everything-vegetable moment that we’re living in. And Charlie Was A Sinner is having a wine dinner to celebrate it.
Tonight, from 5pm-7pm on the lower level of the Shops At Comcast (1701 JFK Blvd), there’s going to be a Mixology Mixer–which basically means a competition-slash-cocktail-demonstration which will have some of the best bartenders in the city putting together spring cocktails which you, as a value-conscious cocktail enthusiast, will then judge. You get to vote for your favorite (via social media so, you know, it’s all modern-y), and the best bartender wins… I dunno. Bragging rights or whatever.
The important takeaway here is that there are going to be cocktails, that the event is open to the public, and that it’s free.
Charlie Was A Sinner is now hosting an Industry Night every Sunday and Monday from 9 pm to 2 am. All industry personnel receive 20% off regular priced food and drink items.
The restaurant is also offering $3 draft beer, $1 off bottled beer and $6 well shots. Along with these industry night drink specials, Charlie has also updated their happy hour food menu.
Their happy hour runs Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm and Friday 4 pm to 6 pm.
It’s late night and you’re about to dip into rent money to keep the buzz going – but 13th Street’s got ya covered when it comes to late night happy hour deals.
Lolita has had a late night happy hour since it retooled, but now it includes a Mexican take on the Citywide Special. Get a taco (some food in the stomach), a shot of tequila, and a Tecate for just $10. Or you can do the two tacos for $5 deal and pair that with a cerveza for $3 or a margarita for $6. The deal’s available from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Smith has posted about the process on his web site and it is definitely worth checking out if you care anything at all about design.
Just how much sinning do you like to do over dinner?
That’s a good question to chew on at Nicole Marquis’s mysterious new bar on 13th Street, where you can drink bourbon and absinthe beneath a looming hardback edition of In Cold Blood, watch sultry projections of Marilyn Monroe flicker upon the ruffles of a diaphanous wall curtain, and soak up your alcohol with food completely untainted by animal products.
In an era abounding with culinary hobgoblins—gluten for him, fructose for her, GMOs for the guy down the street—veganism still reigns unrivaled as the diet of the ethically upright. But the plant-only jawn feels a little racier at Charlie Was a Sinner, and not just because it’s next door to the last surviving porn shop on this once-seedy strip. Marquis, the woman behind HipCityVeg, named her lounge the way Elmore Leonard started crime novels. Who’s Charlie? Has he—or she—repented? Exactly what sort of sin are we talking about here?
Election results and the legalization of gay marriage have basically taken most of the headlines today, but let’s see what we can dig up on in the worlds of real estate and design.
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Charlie was a sinner.–the completely-bizarrely-named (and punctuated) new vegan bar and restaurant from HipCityVeg’s Nicole Marquis–is now up and running on 13th Street.
The Insider has been all over this place from the beginning and, although the website still appears to be on placeholder status, if you really want to check out what chef Mike Santoro and his crew have on the board, Michael Klein has a copy of the menu.