First thing’s first: It’s time for more Bar Bingo, this time featuring Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails at nine of your favorite local watering holes! If you don’t know what Bar Bingo is, read my post about it from early December.
The effort is once again put together by members of the Responsible Bar & Restaurant Coalition, and the goal is to collect a stamp from all nine places that are offering up two intriguing Valentine’s Day-themed drinks. Participating bars include:
- Pints & Union
- Gold Bar
- The Limbo/Riot Café
- Mag Bar
- Outlook Inn
Once you collect all the stamps, you take a photo of your complete bingo card (which can be picked up at all nine bars) and text it in to Olivia Griffin, owner of The Limbo. You are then entered into a drawing for gift cards, booze and other fun prizes. All cocktails will be $10 or less.
I had a fun time completing my Bar Bingo in December, and it looks like this one will be fun as well, especially with drink names like Favorite Mistake (Gold Bar), Courtney Love (Ostra), Let That Man Go (Mag Bar), Emotionally Slutty (Limbo), Not in Love (Meta) and Champ “Pain” in My Ass (Zanzabar).
I believe the bingo cards will be collected through Feb. 28, so might as well start tonight!
Four Roses/Nanz & Kraft’s Flower Hour moves online
Each Valentine’s Day, Nanz & Kraft Florist in St. Matthews throws a big party with Four Roses featuring bourbon samples, appetizers (read: lots and lots of cheese and chocolate), a silent auction, jazz band and much more.
This year, however, they’re taking that party online, sort of, since we can’t really gather, sip and gab like we used to.
The good news is the online auction component will still be happening in the shop, and you have from now until Feb. 13 to stop in and place your bids. Nana & Kraft is located at 141 Breckenridge Lane.
Items up for grabs include the 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch, the 130th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch, the Al Young 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Small Batch and more. Basically, I’d like any of those bottles mentioned, ESPECIALLY the Al Young 50th, so if you need a reason to bid, make it a gift for me!
I can wine and dine you for that bottle, including but not limited to day drinking at your bar of choice, an invitation to my Bourbon Bungalow for a one-of-a-kind tasting experience, or partaking in a pub crawl through the Highlands or Germantown — or neighborhood of your choice.
Anyway, there’s another special promotion going on with Nanz & Kraft, too, and it includes a Valentine bouquet featuring a dozen Heart Roses and a bottle of Four Roses Small Batch for $125. Proceeds from this go to the American Heart Association.