photohifiSo, there I was, sitting at the bar at Bremerton’s Hi-Fidelity last weekend when a sailor took notice of my beverage. I informed him that it was, indeed, a gimlet: gin, sugar, and lime juice. He was intrigued, and I offered him a chance to get his lips around it. He did, and he loved it. For the next 35 minutes, he an I kept ordering gimlets and we each drank from all the glasses that came our way. A little strange, I admit.

At any rate, gimlets and cheeseburgers are flowing this weekend at Hi-Fidelity. I only order gimlets at the Hi-Fi. I mean, I have the occasional beer, but this is the only place I drink gimlets. It’s also the only place I share gimlets with sailors.

thebigburgerThat blue piece of junk mail actually contains some useful/cost-saving goodness, like 2-for-1 dinners. Yesterday’s envelope, which I received on the West Side, included buy-1-get-1s for New Delhi, The Patio, and Pat’s Cookie Jar. The New Delhi coupon will be gone in a week. I’m all about their mini pitchers of Alaskan Amber for $3.95. And you can’t go wrong with the food, either. (Is it possible to screw up naan?)

Just last week my lady and I took an out-of-town guest to The Patio using one of the things. You gotta buy two drinks, but with their descent beer selection and full bar, it’s certainly not a problem. It was an excellent meal. Our guest was so thrilled, he picked up the bill. Try their fish tacos. Though, I’ve got my eye on their $10 burger next time. Think about it: if you both order burgers, that’s a seriously cheap date. So, tell her to order burgers, and you’ve got this recession thing under control.

If you’ve already tossed your ValPak (and I hardly blame you), you can still score some coupons on their Web site.