Sneaking free Champagne
"As part of its Earth Day festivities, B&O American Brasserie will hand out seed packets to dinner guests and will give a complimentary glass of champagne to dinner guests who wear sneakers and walk to the restaurant," the restaurant says in a news release.
A little note at the bottom explains how B&O will determine who actually hoofs it to the restaurant and who just strolls in from a nearby parking spot. "B&O American Brasserie will moderate participation based on an honor code," it says.
I e-mailed the sender to ask if diners really had to wear sneakers to get in on the deal. How about sensible shoes?
"Asking that people wear sneakers makes it easy for the restaurant to see who is eligible for the promotion," came the reply. "'Sensible shoes' is just too general."AP photo