If you're a bit of a holiday maven, and you found yourself in the swing of not one, not two, not three but a full four holidays and/or observances in the middle of February, well, we quite understand if you're still recovering.
After all, that Friday the 13th, Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, and Mardi Gras convergence that happened in smack in the center of the month tuckered out plenty of people intent on going the whole spooky/sweet/historic/bead-throwing route.
But a second convergence is at hand, holidayists. Yep, Friday the 13th is involved, as it usually is in March if February had its own Friday the 13th, and St. Patrick's Day, which, as usual, jigs it up on March 17 (a Tuesday in 2015).
Both days have a lot to with luck -- some iffy, some spiffy, if you know these two days well -- and Stir Market, the opened-last-year food-hall-esque restaurant on Beverly Boulevard, has taken note.
What does this mean, exactly? Nope, there shall not be ladders you have to walk beneath while wearing all green. Rather, Stir Market has several food and beverage deals that are running between the two luck-oriented holidays. And the price? Thirteen bucks, of course.
Get a European beer flight for $13 -- it includes Duvel, Ommegang, and Brasserie d'Achouffe -- or go for an Irish cheese board, a selection that comes complete with homemade multigrain Irish soda bread.
The cost? You got it: $13 is the lucky number.
It's not the most typical of holiday meet-ups, no sirree. For one, one never knows where Friday the 13th may pop up on the calendar, and it isn't always alongside its cousin-in-matters-of-luck, St. Patrick's Day.
But it is one that works, thematically. Luck is the banner idea, and we refuse to go in on the idea that Friday the 13th is solely about stinky fortune. Many people call it a favorite day, and who can disagree when fancy beer flights and posh cheese boards can be had for thirteen lucky dollars?
May this double-holiday luck extend to your Final Four team, or whatever merry, luck-needing doings the weeks ahead shall bring.