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.