October 20, 2010

RVA Food and Drink Happy Hour Specials FALL 2010

Richmond Food and Drink Specials. Happy Hour and More!
  • Acacia: Prix Fix menu-$23 M-Th 5:30-9pm Fri&Sat 5:30-6:30pm. 562-0138
  • Amici: Sun-Thur $25 3-course meal. Bottled wine 25% off. 353-4700
  • Blackfinn: 7 days a week, 4-7pm $4.95 flatbread pizza. 643-3466
  • Bouchon: $20 3-course prix fixe menu 5-6 pm Mon-Sat. 225-2118
  • Café Caturra: Social Hour Daily 5-9 pm $5 wines by the glass & $3 beers
  • Caliente: Happy Hour at the bar M-Th 5-7. $1 Miller High Life, $3 rail highballs and Jager shots. 340-2920
  • The Camel: Happy Hour 5-7pm. $2.50 rail, $3 drafts, $5 cosmos & martinis, $7 Long Islands.
  • Current: Happy hour 5pm-8pm with appetizer specials. $1 Drink Power Hour 8pm-9pm. 788-4281
  • Davis and Main: 1/2 price well martinis from 4-6pm M-F. 353-6641
  • Dot’s Back Inn:”Neighborhood Hour” 3:30-7pm. $2.50 10oz drafts, $2.25 domestic, $3 highballs, $3 house wine. 266-3167
  • Europa: M-F 5-6pm. 1/2 off all Small Plates. 643-0911
  • Fish Bowl Bistro & Bar: Happy Hour 3-7pm daily. $2 off rails and drafts
  • Garnett’s: M-Sun Happy Hour 3-6. $3 beer and wine. 367-7909
  • Globehopper: M-F 4-7pm. $2 off wine by the glass. Discount beers. 523.8083
  • Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs & BBQ: M-F 4-7pm Sun 12-6, $2 Miller Lite draft, House highballs, House wine, fried onion straws or okra, smoked kielbasa. 270-RIBS
  • Kitchen 64: Daily specials 3-7 pm. Rail Drinks:$4, Domestic Bottles:$2. Smoking is allowed on the patio after 10pm. 358-0064
  • Lemaire: Happy Hour M-F at the bar and lounge 4-7 pm. $2 House and $4 Craft and Import Beers. $5 Red and $5 White glasses of featured wine. 3 appetizers for $20 from our bar menu 4-7pm and 10-11pm. 3 courses for $30 From 5- 6pm: 649-4644
  • Mojo’s: $6 dine-in lunch, incl beverage. M-F 11am-3pm. M-F 4-7pm $1 off All Drafts, $3 House Drinks, $3 Glasses of Wine. Any Nachos $5. Any Pizza $6.
  • Nacho Mama’s Mechanicsville: Fiesta Hour M-F 3-7pm. 730-7311
  • O’Toole’s: Daily M-Sun 3-7pm All Draft and Bottled Beers $.50 off. All House Wines $.50 off. All House Liquors $1.00 off. 233-1781
  • Poe’s Pub: Everyday 4-7 pm $2.25 domestic bottles, $1 off drafts. 648-2120
  • Sam Miller’s: $2 10oz Miller Lite, $3 House Wine 4-8pm. 644-5465
  • Six Burner: $24 prix fix menu M-Th 5:30-9:30pm. 353-4060
  • Strawberry Street Café: M-Sun Happy Hour til 9pm. $2.50 highballs, $3 martinis, $2.25 domestic bottles. 353-6860
  • Stronghill Dining Company: Happy Hour M-F til 7:30 pm. $6 wine, 25% off appetizers at the bar. 359-0202
  • Tarrant’s Cafe: Happy Hour 4-7 M-F.1/2 off drafts, wine glasses, rail drinks.1/2 off select appetizers. 225-0035
  • Tobacco Company: Th-Sat, $1 drinks from 8-9 pm, $4 Red Stag Cocktails and $4 Red Bull or White Grape Cocktails all night (always mobbed in there at happy hour though). Free valet parking during dinner hours and all day on Sunday. 782-9555
  • Weezie's Kitchen: Happy Hour: 3-7pm M-F $1 off all drinks. 726-1270

  • Avenue 805: Cheap Date Night: a choice of a large house or Caesar salad to split, a large bowl of pasta, a dessert & a bottle of house wine all for $35. 353-2505
  • Baja Bean: $4 burgers all day. 257-5445
  • Bank: $1 sliders during happy hour
  • Bouchon: Entrée portion salads, choice between 4, $20
  • Buddy's: $3 quesadillas, cheese fries, grilled cheese 5-9 pm. 355-3701
  • Café Caturra Short Pump: Blind wine tasting. Discounts given for correct guesses. 5:30 - 7:30pm
  • Caliente: ½ off po’boys 5-10pm
  • Capital Ale House: $1 burger nights (with purchase of a beverage). 4pm-1am.780-ALES
  • Cha Cha’s Cantina: $2 off quesadillas. 726-6296
  • City Limit: ½ price appetizers, 5-7pm. 282-4232
  • Cous Cous: Date night: soup or salad, choose of 3 select menu items, dessert to share and a ½ carafe of Sangria or bottle of house wine-$40. After dinner: mystery beer night--different beers each week are $1. 358-0868
  • Curbside Cafe: 35c wings, ½ off quesadillas 5-10pm. 355-7008
  • Europa: Pasta Night-all pastas $9. 643-0911
  • Kitchen 64: Mojito Monday: $6
  • Legend Brewing Company: Buy 1 dozen oysters, get a half dozen free. 4-7 pm. 232-3446
  • Lemaire: $5 high balls 4-7pm in the bar and lounge
  • Little Mexico: $1 tacos.
  • Mojo’s: 7-11 pm or til end of MNF: 35-cent wings. $1 off any Philly Cheesesteak. $6 Miller Lite & Yuengling Pitchers. 644-6676
  • Nacho Mama’s Mechanicsville: All You Can Eat Tacos with Rice & Beans $9.99
  • Six Burner: Any bottle of wine $50 or under is 1/2 price. 353-4060
  • Star-lite: taco specials starting at 5 pm. 788-7077
  • Sticky Rice: half-price sushi 10:30pm-12:30am. 358-7870
  • Xtras: $5 appetizers for those in the 23221 zip code. 355-0446
  • Acacia: ½ price wine
  • Avenue 805: Cheap Date Night: a choice of a large house or Caesar salad to split, a large bowl of pasta, a dessert & a bottle of house wine all for $35
  • Baja Bean: Buy 1 Get 1 Free tacos all day
  • Banditos: $2 Aristocrat highballs all day. 354-9999
  • Bank & Vault: 50 cent wings, $3.50 rails, $2.00 domestic beers, $3.00 premium beers, $5.00 house wine 4-8pm 648-3070
  • Bouchon: Date Night—3 courses $50/couple
  • Buddy's: Wear Buddy’s shirt, get a discount 5-9pm
  • Cafe Caturra Short Pump Crossing: 3-6pm. $5 Glasses of Wine.$4 Wine Fare.$3 Bottled Beer. 360-3377
  • Caliente: ½ off burgers 5-10
  • Capital Ale House: Steal the Glass Night. Order one of the featured brewery beers, keep the named glass it comes in. 4pm til glasses run out.
  • Cha Cha’s Cantina: $1 tacos from 8-9 pm
  • Cous Cous: Facebook specials. After dinner, it’s Musi-ko (music trivia).
  • Curbside Cafe: 75c tacos 5-10pm
  • Europa: Date night: three-course meal for just $16 per person. Weekly Wine Specials at $16 a bottle
  • FW Sullivans: $10 buckets of Alaskan Snow Crab Legs 6-11pm
  • Infuzion: $5 off all pasta entrees. 447-6852
  • Kitchen 64: Tequila Tuesday: $4 Margaritas
  • Legend Brewing Company: Buy 1 pound shrimp, get a half pound free 4-7 pm
  • Lemaire: $5 Sparkling Wine Cocktails. 4-7pm in the bar and lounge  
  • Mojo’s: Taco Tuesday $1/each--build your own at the fixins bar-7pm. Tecate tall boys $2.50. Date Night 7-11pm: Order any 2 entrees or vegetarian item and get a select starter or nachos for only $17
  • Nacho Mama’s Mechanicsville: $1 Tacos all day
  • New York Deli: 35 cent wings. 7-10pm. 358-DELI
  • O’Toole’s: Martinis & Cosmopolitans: $4
  • Pescados: two tacos with coconut black beans & achiote rice for $10. 379-7121
  • Sette: 1/2 price bottle of wine from 5-9pm. 788-7077
  • Six Burner: Wine by the glass is 1/2 price
  • Star-lite: $2 Aristocrat highballs all day. 254-2667 
  • Strange Matter: ½ price hamburgers 5pm+  
  • Tastebuds: Prix Fixe. Salad, Entrée, and Dessert for $16. 261-6544 
  • Tiki Bob’s: 10c tacos, 25c beers 6-9 pm. 644-9091 
  • Xtras: Date Night: ½ price bottles of wine
  • 821 Café: Moto Tuesday: come in on a motorcycle or moped and get 10% off any one item. 649-1042

  • Baja Bean: ½ off quesadillas all day.
  • Bank and Vault: Wine Down Wednesday: ½ price bottles of wine during happy hour 4-8pm.
  • Blackfinn: $1.50 burgers 5-10 pm. Wii Wednesday at 8pm
  • Boathouse at Rocketts Landing: Wine Tastings 6-8pm
  • Bouchon: Steak Night: Marinated Top Sirloin with sauce, Frites and Salad: $20
  • Buddy's: 5-9 pm Fajitas $6.95 & Half Price Nachos
  • Cafe Gutenberg: half-price select glasses of wine
  • Caliente: Local Night-ID w/23221 or 23220 zip gets 10%off food bill 5-10
  • Capital Ale House: Pints of most Virginia beers are $2.50 from 11am-9pm at all locations.
  • Cha Cha’s Cantina: 50c drafts and $1 tacos 8-9pm
  • Curbside Cafe: half-price burgers 5-10pm
  • Europa: half-off bottles (up to $40) with the purchase of two entrees
  • Havana '59: ½ off mojitos 780-CUBA
  • Kitchen 64: Wine Wednesday: Merlot and Chardonnay: $4
  • Legend Brewing Company: Buy 1 dozen clams, get a half dozen free 4-7 pm.
  • Mojo’s: 12 oz. Can o’ Beer of the Week - $1. 7-11 pm: Any 7” Philly Style Cheesesteak - $4
  • Nacho Mama’s Mechanicsville: Kids Night 1/2 off
  • Pescados: Margarita specials 379-7121
  • Sam Miller’s: 35 cent Wings 4-8pm
  • Star-lite: 1/2 Off All Pasta Dishes and Pasta Date Night: 2 salads, two pasta entrees& a bottle of house wine for $30
  • Tastebuds: Prix Fixe. Salad, Entrée and Dessert for $16.
  • Zeus Gallery Café: Wino Wed-all bottles of wine under $50 are half off
  • Xtras: $10 bottles of champagne
  • 821 Café: Taco Night. Drink specials. $1 mystery beers

  • Baja Bean: Until 7pm, appetizers half off
  • Bouchon: Ladies Night: ½ price wines by the glass and desserts
  • Buddy’s: $3 quesadillas, cheese fries, grilled cheese 5-9pm
  • Café Gutenberg: 5-7 pm seasonal microbrew and PBR specials
  • Fish Bowl Bistro & Bar: Steal the pint glass night 4-6pm
  • Havana '59: 1/2 off appetizers
  • Legend Brewing Company: Buy 1 pound mussels, get a half pound free 4-7 pm
  • Lemaire: $5 Classic Cocktails 4-7pm in the bar and lounge
  • Mojo’s: PBR - $2 / Bourbon - $3. Prime Rib Night 7-11 pm. 8 oz. cut - $7, 12 oz. cut - $10, 16 oz. cut - $14 served with side salad and choice of 2 sides
  • O’Toole’s: Margaritas on the rocks: $3.50
  • Sam Miller’s: $0.75 oysters 4-8pm
  • Sette: 1/2 price beer 5-9pm
  • Star-lite: 2 for 1 burger night & cheapie cans of Coors & Coors Lite.
  • Tastebuds: Prix Fixe. Salad, Entrée, and Dessert for $16
  • Xtras: Ladies Night: $5 cosmos and $2 Woodchucks
  • 821 Cafe: happy hour all day
  • Bank&Vault: Extended happy hour til 9 pm. (5/18)
  • Blackfinn: $20 surf n turf and $20 select bottles of wine.
  • Café Caturra Grove: $5/glass wine until 6 pm. (5/3)
  • Café Gutenberg: 5-7 pm seasonal microbrew and PBR specials
  • Ellwood Thompson: $1 off wine and beer until 6:30ish (5/3)
  • Infuzion: 10% off dinner for 2 (excludes beverages)
  • Joe’s Inn: $1 PBR and $2 Legend beer until 7 pm (5/3)
  • Legend Brewing Company: Buy 1 dozen oysters, get a half dozen free 4-7 pm
  • Lemaire: $5 Cosmos and $5 Manhattans. 4-7pm in the bar and lounge(10/20)
  • Mojo’s: 24 oz. Coors Light Cans- $2.50. Shooter Special - $3 (10/14)
  • Nacho Mama’s Mechanicsville: $6 Anything with Redbull (5/10)
  • Rare Old Times: Prix Fixe: Soup or Salad, Choice from a Selection of Entrées, Dessert or Irish Coffee:$14.99 5-8pm. 750-1346
  • Sam Miller’s: $0.75 oysters 4-8pm
  • Sticky Rice: ½ price sushi, 5-6 pm. 358-7870


  •  Capital Ale House: American Micro Brew Day-most American Micro pints for $2.00, 11am-7pm
  • Curbside Café: ½ off appetizers 5-10 pm
  • Infuzion: 10% off dinner for 2 (excludes beverages)
  • Legend Brewing Company: Buy 1 pound crab legs, get a half pound free 12-4 pm
  • Mojo’s: RVA Special: PBR & Shot of Bourbon - $5. $5 Redbull Drinks. 10am – 4pm buy any Philly Cheesesteak & get ½ off another. Pizza Night 7-11pm Any Pizza, Any Toppings - $6
  • Rare Old Times: Prix Fixe: Soup or Salad, Choice from a Selection of Entrées, Dessert or Irish Coffee: $14.99, 5-8pm. 750-1346
  • Sette: 1/2 price Bloody Marys & Mimosas. 12-5pm
  • Xtras: $2 dessert slivers

  • Baja Bean: $1 cheese quesadillas, $1 an hour pool, $1 12-ounce cans
  • Bottoms Up: $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys all day
  • Café Caturra Short Pump: Extended social hour 5-9pm. $5 wines/glass and $3 beers
  • Cafe Rustica: Sunday Suppah: $15 per person: three courses with a monthly rotating menu. 225-8811
  • Capital Ale House: Prime Rib Special- 8 ounce prime rib dinner w/ potatoes & vegetable-$9.99 or a 16 ounce prime rib dinner w/ potatoes & vegetable-$16.99. Noon-9 pm.
  • Cha Cha’s Cantina: $1 Tacos, 25 cent Wings. 9pm+
  • Can Can: Beer specials til 9 pm.
  • Curbside Cafe: half-price appetizers 5-10pm
  • Europa: half-price tapas
  • The Hard Shell: crab leg, including all-you can eat specials. 643-2333
  • Kitchen 64: Drafts $2.50. Pitchers: $9
  • Legend Brewing Company: Buy 1 pound crab legs, get a half pound free 12-4 pm
  • Mojo’s: PBR Tall Boys - $2.50. 10am – 4pm buy any Philly Cheesesteak & get ½ off another. Burger Build 7-11pm $6 – add as many toppings to your burger as you'd like
  • Nacho Mama’s Mechanicsville: $5 Angus Burgers w/ Fries all day. 10% off check with church pamphlet
  • Pie: $3 Jumbo slice margherita pizza and pint of PBR. 257-7940
  • Sette: 1/2 price Bloody Marys & Mimosas. 12-5pm. Date Night 5-9pm, share appetizer, salad, pizza & a dessert for $25.95.
  • Six Burner: Sunday Supper-$20. Kids 10&under eat free w/ an adult.
  • Star-lite: 1/2 off appetizers 5-10pm. $2 PBRs, other drink specials.
  • Weezie's Kitchen: Food & Drink Specials 3-9pm
  • Xtras: Industry Night

October 14, 2010

Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"

I just found a link to the trailer below of Sofia Coppola's movie "Somewhere" Filmed in Los Angeles in the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel. Not sure when it's available here.

I wasn't expecting it to be about his relationship with a kid, but I like the trailer. It's got a similar lonely, world-changing, life and love lost feeling that "Lost in Translation" had.

Source: El Beso

too much writing

Now that someone's actually paying me to write(part time), I find it a lot harder to come up with creative energy to blog. This is not a bad problem to have, but I feel bad about not having this outlet anymore. I'm excited about all the articles I have coming up that I have to do, and trying to teach myself NOT to get overwhelmed by it, and to just GET STARTED, bc that's the hardest part for me, and then I get all anxious for nothing.

My best friend is eloping tomorrow with a guy I've never met that she's known less than half a year. I'm very conflicted about this. I want her to be happy, I love her, and she's a big girl, but I can't help but be worried and feel like she's moving WAAY too fast. Also, I knew she was never going to be a poofy-dress-fancy-wedding person, but getting married in City Hall? I'm sad I don't even get to stand next to my best friend on her wedding day. I never thought she'd be the first of us to get married, mostly bc she'd never been in a serious relationship. I feel like I've lost my last "single in the city" friend, and now it's just me. She and I could always make chat about our hs friends who have married and have babies and live in the suburbs and how we just aren't interested in that life. I'm sad that now I can't just up and go stay with her whenever I want. We're only children, I"m not used to sharing her. I don't want to have to think about what he'll think , or that it's now THEIR space. What about holidays? She and her mom have always been my family, especially when I didn't have any. Now she'll have a new family. I don't even know how to relate to this concept as it comes to her. She's my longest friend. We've been friends for 20 years(!!). I don't have a current relationship anywhere NEAR that close with anyone else.

October 11, 2010

Pep talk

Daily Pep Talk From A Best Friend:

You will have more than one opportunity to design your life

Pep Talk: I know it seems like you have to make the right decision for the rest of your life right now or else, but that’s not totally true. Make the best, most informed choice you can now and, when that choice stops working for you, make another choice. As long as you stay in the moment, when you’re 65 you’re not going to look back and say, “Curse this fine arts degree! I should have been a business major.”

October 6, 2010


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I had always fantasized about hearing that four-worded question, but I never imagined how perfect it would look as it did when he signed it to me.

(wow, heartstrings!)