Holiday Specials to Help You Get Heated (Heh)


A bowl of noodles from Namu Gaji. Photo courtesy Namu Gaji.

If you find you need a warm-up or a pick-me-up during the Black Friday madness downtown (or maybe you’re just sick of cooking and turkey—we feel you), make your way to ~BRASSERIE S&P~ for Black Friday Happy Hour. On Friday November 29th from 11am-11pm they’ll be offering glasses of bubbly and bar snacks for $5 each, along with their usual selection of gin and housemade tonics. Then, starting Sunday December 1st, check out their various afternoon tea options. They’re available every day until December 30th, and include options like a Festive Tea with bubbly, or a Children’s Tea if you’re looking for something to do with little ones.

~BLUESTEM BRASSERIE~ is also offering a break from the Black Friday madness with their own specials. They’ll be serving Aunt Chrystal’s Hot Austrian Punsch (Stroh rum, red wine, orange juice, and spices) for $7 a glass, and a special West Coast Schmitter Sandwich with roast beef, grilled salami and onions, cheddar and provolone cheeses, fresh tomatoes, and brandy-peppercorn sauce on a kaiser roll for $13.50. Whoa, that sandwich sounds like the business. Or go ahead and get both for $15. The specials are available all day from 11am-11pm.

Keep yourself toasty all winter long with Noodle Night at ~NAMU GAJI~. The first and last Mondays of each month (that’s December 2nd and 30th, and January 6th and 27th) they’ll be opening up for a night of noodle soups. Look for options like a Devil’s Gulch pork miso ramen, Liberty Duck shoyu ramen, and Indonesian mie ayam chicken consommé with egg noodles. Reservations are available and can be made here. Dinners are from 5pm-10pm.