$7 Martinis at Raleigh's Martini Bar
|In summary: Chopin (Vodka), Sandra (Oscar), Raleigh ($7)|
In honor of Frederic Chopin's 200th Birthday, the vodka company is launching a tour of its 200-liter hand-blown, seven-foot tall bottle. And as The Raleigh in South Beach is one of the first stops, the hotel is sort of tying in its new Seven soiree.
Sandra Bullock autographed the bottle, as did a host of Hollywood stars attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival -- including Kathryn Bigelow, Jeff Bridges (must be a good luck bottle), James Cameron (or not), Quentin Tarantino, Kirk Douglas, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and many others. The bottle will be auctioned later this year, and is expected to raise some $50,000 for the Grammy Foundation.
If you've never been to The Martini Bar, or, for that matter, to The Raleigh, this is a great chance to check it out.