Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Toast to the State of the Union

Wondering how to make watching the state of the union address fun? How about making it a drinking game? That's right, every time you hear something along the lines of "hopey, hopey, change, change," you can take a drink. If you're wanting something more sophisticated, check out the drinking game these guys made up:

They may have too much time on their hands, but it certainly could make it a more interesting party. Next up, drinking game for the Republican gubernatorial debate in Texas. Shot every time Medina talks about guns or just generally does ridiculous banter. Shot every time Kay looks like stone or waffles on abortion. Shot every time Rick makes some stupid reference to him as being Texas and to Texas being so great that we should be subjected to another term of him. Good luck making it past the first 10 minutes without losing consciousness.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Two-fer for Timbaland

Today (and tonight until midnight) you can get your 2 for 1 general admission to Timbaland w/ Down With Webster and The Bright on Wednesday - February 3, 2010 at House of Blues

Doors: 7PM Show: 8PM All Ages

Sig-O and I will be there for sure. You don't miss this special or this great show!

It's Time for a Woot Off

In case you haven't discovered the good time known as, today is your lucky day. Not only is the super cool site the home of one amazing deal a day, but today is their Woot Off! Day. Here's the deal, straight from the source:

In Woot-Off mode, a new product is launched immediately after the sellout of the previous deal. There is a half-Woot-life of 12 hours maximum on any product within a Woot-Off that does not sell out. The number of Woot-Off items, sequence, and quantity will not be announced. When Woot-Off mode is over, the orange lights will disappear and our normal schedule will resume. Depending on its success, this may be a mode we would go into once or twice a month for a relatively short duration of time (24-72 hours generally.)

Check it out ASAP at www.WOOT.COM

They also have a cool wine site and kid site.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Adios Sala

Here's one more for the "Another One Bites the Dust" File. Sala, the Tex-Mex eatery founded by chef Doug Brown in his former Amuse space at 1326 S. Lamar closed on New Years Eve.

Word on the street is that a neighborhood bar called Stop-Play-Rewind that was slated for Victory Park iss now moving to South Side where two-time Superbowl winner and Oak Cliff native Brian Williams will debut the concept under a new name.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Party with Purpose

It’s time to party for a purpose. For a limited time, the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a “Couples’ Discount” for the Mardi Gras Masquerade on Saturday, February 6 at the House of Blues. Buy one ticket and you will receive another one free of charge.

To learn more about the event or take advantage of this great offer, go to and click on Buy Tickets. As you complete your ticket purchase, enter “Mask” in the promo code box.

Having been to this party several times, it's not to be missed. We'll see you there!

Free Drinks for the Boys, or Girls

This just in from my favorite boys at Gay List Daily:

That's right, free drinks thanks to Pure Dental. And go visit to sign up for their snarky fun emails filled with helpful tips for your tricks.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Enjoy the Not Winter Weather

With the next few days being balmy for January stop by the Dallas Arboretum at a discounted rate. Wednesday is buy one admission, get one free; Thursday is AT&T Senior Thursdays with $6.50 admission and 20% off in The Hoffman Family Gift Store.

Sounds like a nice field trip during the work week.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Box Lunch at Beyond the Box

It's lunchtime again, which, let's face it, is like your favorite time of day. Now you can hit the new Beyond the Box restaurant and grab a yummy lunch on Wednesdays for just $7. It won't be like that tired old Subway sandwich you eat, but loathe. It'll be a yummy lasagna, salad and bread, or something else fabulous they put together. It's on Cedar Springs, underneath Ilume.

Sounds like I know where I'll be on Wednesday.

Speaking of that shopping center, Sig-O and I hit up Dish last night and it was yummy. GM Shawn Horne took good care of us. We'll be back. Soon. Check it out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cheap Vacation

For 99 hours, has slashed prices on all-inclusive Mexico vacations over peak winter dates from Dallas.

Spend five nights beachfront at the BlueBay Grand Esmeraldaresort in Riviera Maya for $629 per person. This offer saves$100-$200 off the price of self packaging and is available to the first 99 bookings only.
Book by Friday, Jan. 15. The package includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare from Dallas to Cancun
  • 5 nights in a Deluxe Garden View Room
  • All meals, drinks, and tips
    Non-motorized water sports, fitness center and sauna use
  • This offer is valid for travel through March 24 and April 12-30.

You can visit or call 800-915-2322. The promo code "DFWCUN99" is valid for all Riviera Maya packages.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Flowers Make People Happy

So I recommend swinging by the Petal Pusher (3301 Gaston, Across the stree from Baylor Hospital). They've got a great deal on tulips - 10 stems for only $8. Did I mention their flowers really last? They're fantastic and will certainly get you out of the dog house or build up your brownie points.

This deal isn't good for delivery, but they still do a great job on delivery and I'm sure your loved one would love to have flowers on his or her desk. Just give Shelly or Nathan a call at 214-827-7496

Yes dear, I'll swing by there after work.

Free Really Good Wine and Food

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ride to the Mavs Game in Style

How about dinner and a limo ride to the Mavs game for only $39?

Bengal Coast is offering the special deal to game-goers so they can avoid expensive parking, traffic delays, and cold walks from the parking lots. Park for free in the restaurant’s garage, enjoy a yummy dinner, hop in a limo, and cheer on the Mavs. Limited space. Reservations: 972-230-8144.

You can snag cheap tix on ebay, craigslist or, but everyone will think you're someone important for showing up in a limo. Have fun.

$1 Champagne and Margaritas at Shade

What better way to celebrate the end of the dreaded holiday season than with a margarita or glass of champagne? Head to Shade for cheap drinks and DJ Hooligan beats. $1 drinks from 10-11 pm. No cover. For discount bottles, call 214-289-9889.

A Good Reason to Cheer for the Cowboys on Saturday

Dunkin’ Donuts will give away tasty treats if the Dallas Cowboys win this weekend.

The Cowboys will try to win their first playoff game in 13 years when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday at 7 p.m. in Cowboys Stadium.

Dunkin’ Donuts hopes to celebrate a victory with free donuts for fans at participating stores on Sunday.

The offer is good for one donut in any flavor per customer during store hours, which may vary by location. No purchase is necessary.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

You Enjoy the Suite Life

Looking for a surprise in town getaway (because staycation is a stupid made up craptastic word)? The Magnolia Hotel is giving you a free suite upgrade on selected nights that only cost $109. You don't have to tell the Sig-O that it's free, you can just let him or her think that how you roll. Roll on.

Arena Football is Coming Back to Dallas!

When the AFL disbanded in 2009 Dallas lost, quite possibly, its best sports team - your Dallas Desperados. If you never had a chance to make it to a game, have no fear because your chance has suddenly reappeared with the creation of Arena Football One. The season will start in April and they say tickets are already on sale, although I haven't seen the team website up yet.

And, seriously, Arena Football is awesome. It's like football, but better because it's much faster and more exciting. :30 left in the game and your team is two touchdowns down? Don't worry, they can come back and win. At least the Desperados always did. Go Desperados!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The People Who Brought You the Worst Song Ever

Are coming to town. Yes, that's right. Owl City, the reason for that cursed Fireflies song that makes us all go crazy in the bad way, is coming to town April 17.

Saturday, April 17
Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
On Sale Friday @ 10am

BEGINS: January 7 @ 10am
ENDS: January 7 @ 10pm

Sneaky? Yea, that sneaky song snuck into my brain and has turned it into mush. Thanks Owl City.

A Great Sandwich for Under a Buck

Today, and today only, Which Wich is offering any sandwich for just 99 cents. It's customer appreciation day, so swing by and grab yours. There's a limit of one per customer. Yum.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Adios La Cubanita

From the old cut-and-paste from a press release department:

"Lombardi Family Concepts has announced today that it will sell its holdings in La Cubanita restaurant on McKinney Avenue in Dallas to its partners in the operation. "La Cubanita received such good reviews and excellent feedback from the guests," says creator Alberto Lombardi, "but it wasn't able to garner the numbers necessary to make it a success. Lombardis' partners will reopen the location with a new concept." La Cubanita will close immediately."


Monday, January 4, 2010

How Long Can You Survive Chained to a Bunk Bed with a Velociraptor?

I can make it 1 minute at 10 seconds. Beat that. Although I wouldn't really want to try it. It's not a deal or a steal, but it's something to entertain you for 30 seconds at work:

Let me know how that goes for you.