Yes, you, too, could have a wonderful evening. Our evening began with an early dinner at Bin 22 at Betsy's. This wine bar located in Carytown was perfect for our movie agenda. We quaffed a 1/2 bottle of a Hess 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon ($22) and dined on paninis ($8 each). My pressed sandwich consisted of Black Forest ham, Gruyere cheese, and sliced pears. My husband had the smoked turkey, Gruyere cheese, and sliced apples. While hubby's had a tart flavor because of the apples, mine was more sublime with the pears melding into the ham. Both were accompanied by a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
And, now, on to the movies. At the Byrd Theatre, of course ($2 per person). We watched Thank you for Smoking. Very tongue in cheek. Don't forget popcorn, beverages, and Snowcaps ($11). During the Byrd commercials, we espied an offer too good to let go: bring your ticket stub to CanCan after the movie and receive a 1/2 glass of house wine for free.
After the show we made a beeline to CanCan. We ordered the house red, a Cotes du Ventoux (free!). And while it would not be our top choice, Bob, the wine director, does a great job with selecting all of the wines for CanCan. The 1/2 glass pour was 3 oz. and people-watching and eavesdropping at the bar is always fun. Of course, CanCan gets you in the door and as we watch other orders being prepare, we want something else, too. My spouse ordered the Cafe Francais and I have a small Cafe Creme ($10 including a nice tip for the barkeep).
A great evening, all within Carytown. And all for ~$70. Yeah!