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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Maverick's Halloween Mystery Night: No, Smartass, 'Mystery Meat' Is Not on the Menu

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 10:12 AM

click to enlarge This is what you won't be getting -- a menu. - AC:MP/FLICKR
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  • This is what you won't be getting -- a menu.
Searching for a mystery thriller for your Halloween dinner? Maverick (3316 17th St. at Mission) is organizing another Mystery Night this Saturday, a dining adventure designed to seriously test your food and wine game. You won't get a menu. Instead, you'll receive a three-course prix-fixe for $40; mystery wine pairings cost an extra $15. You'll get a treat and scorecard, and it'll be up to you to suss out what's on the plate (or in your glass). Points are awarded for partial and full guesses -- if you can nail the potato as a fingerling, for example, you get the full 10 points (but only five for IDing "potato"). Winos will be able to demonstrate varietal knowledge, too. Warning: "The competition becomes friendly but fierce," according to Maverick's Web site. The grand prize for all this? Each table gets a free bottle of vino for the guest who nails the most ingredients or wines. Reserve a table at 863-3061.

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