CHEAP EATS
Fashion Plate Prix Fixe in Lincoln Square

It’s Fashion Week! The most glamorous week of the year will make its well awaited return to New York, and to celebrate, Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts will make sure there are some good entrees’ to add to the excitement. As the models storm the runway, local restaurants will be brimming of locals and visitors indulging in the good deal meals.

Fashion Plate Prix will start their promotion during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week which runs from Thursday September 5 to Thursday September 12. Well renowned restaurants such as A Voce, Atlantic Grill, Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, Gabriel’s, Lincoln Ristorante, and Rosa Mexicano ( just to name a few) are providing special deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Most of the eateries are offering a three course prix fixe lunch for less than $35 , and members working in fashion related events can even grab take-out offerings from a wide range of affordable foods around the area.

DAILY BITES
BevBucks Offers Special Deals on Narragansett Lager

BevBucks.com, a website that is the Groupon equivalent to boozy deals, has recently partnered with Narragansett Lager. In honor of the promotion, BevBucks is offering special deals that can be redeemed at participating bars in NYC and CT until October 10th. Some of the deals being offered include 50% off a pitcher of beer, plus two burgers at Allie Way, 50% off a pitcher and appetizer platter at Recovery Room, 50% off a growler at Top Hops, and more!

This new way to try new brands is a great way to sample new products without high costs. Narragansett is a New England classic that will now be available for New Yorkers to try, probably for the first time. Take advantage of the great deals offered on BevBucks to try new bars and new brews now!

DAILY BITES
Taco Bell Leverages Major League Baseball Partnership

Taco Bell has joined forces with Major League Baseball and Sony for its Beefy Nacho Burrito. The new item features beef, nacho cheese, sour cream and the Taco Bell Queso Strips all wrapped in a flour tortilla. Similar to the Beefy Crunch Burrito, this one has no rice and has Queso strips instead of Fritos. It is offered on the value menu for .99 cents or in a combo, along with two tacos and a large drink, for $3.99.

As part of Taco Bell's partnership with MLB, the Beefy Nacho Burrito will also be available in the $5 Buck Big Hitter Box (Beefy Nacho Burrito, Burrito Supreme, Crunchy Taco and a medium drink). The box features an "Unlock the Box" tie-in with Sony's "Home Run Derby" game built from PlayStation's MLB The Show 2012.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Today is National Pickle Day!

Bet you didn't know today is national pickle day! (Yes, there is a day for everything these days.) So pickle lovers rejoice as Brother Jimmy's will be serving up their infamous Frickles (fried pickles) served with horseradish sauce for half off all day today! The special is available at all Brother Jimmy's locations and is valid on your first order at either the bar or table. Gobble them up solo or pair with Brother Jimmy's Cuban style sliced smoked pork, country ham, and gruyere cheese. Also try the 'Pickleback Shot' which is Irish Whiskey chased by a shot of pickle juice!

TRAVEL
Get Ready for The New York Times Travel Show

We know winter isn't even here yet, but we can't help but dream of our next summer vacation. If you're in the same mindset as us, you're in luck because the The New York Times Travel Show will be in NYC this spring. We know we're preparing way ahead of time, but if you want to register or even exhibit, now is the time to take care of business. You don't want to be scrambling come March because you were ill-prepared. Also, why risk not getting great travel deals on destinations to over 100 countries? Exactly our point. Deets here:

KILLER DEAL
Killer Deal: 50% off Milly Raffia Shoulder Bag

Get this hot little Milly bag for 50% off! Normally $345, now just $172.50

From Net-a-porter:

Milly's gold chain-trimmed black raffia shoulder bag is a timeless day-to-evening accessory. Wear it with color-pop shorts and statement sandals for a sophisticated new-season look.

KILLER DEAL
Killer Deal: 70% off Dolce & Gabbana Ribbon-Tie Sandals

Get these absolutely adorable Dolce & Gabbana red ribbon-tie sandals at a whopping 70% off! Normally $760, now $228.

Several popular sizes are still available -but we don't see that lasting for long. So get over to The Outnet and steal these sweet little sandals!

THE SCENE
A Sure Fire Way to Beat Post-Vacation Blues
We have just returned from vacation in London. Yes, the city where you-know-who got married. We enjoyed peering through the gates of Buckingham Palace, where a few days prior, a royal kiss had taken place on the balcony. We enjoyed wearing our new, summery, sunshine yellow calf length skirt, as the sun peeped out from behind London's grey clouds. We adored eating fish and chips, sprinkled with vinegar, in gastro pubs with animal names -Dog and Duck/The Cow/The Goat . But now we are back in LA and WE ARE BORED. Thankfully we have our favorite pastime: bargain shopping, to cheer us up and banish our post vacation blues!
CHEAP EATS
Finger Lickin' Barbeque

Things are starting to heat up for summer, for most people. For San Franciscans, summer is when the cold and fog will roll in. If you’d like to keep a sizzling mentality try a few of this great BBQ spots.

Wexler’s is a new kind of American Barbeque. This two year old establishment starting off great and is still rolling. It might not be what you expect for a traditional BBQ spot, but the flavors are sure to please. Maybe you’d like to go for an Asian flare with their BBQ Brisket Banh Mi, picked cabbage, Fresno chilies, cilantro, and a macaroni-bacon salad ($14), or the “Pulled” Lamb Sandwich with watermelon vinegar, pickled watermelon rind, and red cabbage slaw ($13). Both options are on their lunch menu (which is subject to change). Maybe you’d like to try their Smoked Short Rib with braised greens, bourbon plumped apricots, mashed potatoes, and BBQ Au Jus ($22), or Ridgecut Mill’s Cheese Grits with mimolette, green garlic, sweet and sour sunchokes, and red wine jus ($17). Don’t forget to save room for that sweet tooth. Try your hand at Sour Cream Apple Pie, Bourbon Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate-Smoked Chili Pie or an Inside-Out Root Beer Float, all for $7. Wexler’s, 568 Sacramento Street (at Montgomery Street), San Francisco, CA 94111, (415) 983-0102, wexlersf.com

DEALS
Mason Dixon to Host Month-Long World Cup Party

Dearest soccer and booze enthusiasts,

The World Cup is only weeks away and Mason Dixon, a Lower East Side bar, is already lassoing us in with their soon-to-be month-long southern hospitality, catering to all of your soccer needs!

Starting June 11th and riding on through until July 11th, Mason Dixon will be hosting a World Cup Watch Party, with food and drink specials that will make your little heads spin. So saddle up to their long curved bar, watch the game on their 10 new HDTVs, and during commercial breaks, feel free to ride their mechanical bull (in an area that is completely fenced and padded for the tipsy lot of you!).