On Wednesday, Jan. 12, in honor of its first anniversary, The Wellington Steak & Martini Lounge (729 W. Washington St.), a swanky speakeasy in Mission Hills, will serve you and yours an individual Beef Wellington and house specialty martini for $30. Wearing flapper attire the next day gets you nothing. thewellingtonsd.com
Each week, executive chef Katherine Humphus of Bo-Beau Kitchen Bar (4996 W. Point Loma Blvd.), the Cohn Restaurant Group's newest endeavor, releases a band of minions (read: members of her family) into the restaurant to take notes on customers' impressions, all sly-like. Some people call it clever market research, but Orwell might've had his own word for it. Either way, thanks for caring, Kat.
Still no word on that haute pie shop I've long craved, but trendy cupcake shop Sprinkles (8855 La Jolla Village Drive) opens Jan. 12. The Bachelorette's Ali Fedotowsky will serve cupcakes at the grand opening. She'll get $25,000 from Sprinkles, to be donated, in turn, to San Diego's Dress for Success. Also, the Sprinklesmobile will chug around San Diego this week, giving out free cupcakes. Find out where they are at twitter.com/Sprinklesmobile and facebook.com/sprinkles.
URBN Coal Fired Pizza / Bar (3085 University Ave. in North Park) gives you more bang for your beer buck with “Growler Happy Hour,” 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Buy a half-gallon jug of beer and get a small, three-topping pizza for free. More of a wine kid? A bottle of vino will score you the same deal. Growlers cost $16 to $24 and bottles of wine between $26 and $52. urbnpizza.com
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