The highly anticipated cinema version of "50 Shades of Grey" opens in theaters Friday, and you'll find a few movie-themed food and drink specials around Hartford County this weekend.
If you're heading to see the film at Spotlight on Hartford's Front Street, the theater's Front Street Bistro is shaking up a special "Charlie Tango" cocktail, named for lead character Christian Grey's helicopter. It's a blend of Connecticut's own Onyx Moonshine and Peel Limoncello liqueur, with grenadine. The $8 cocktail is available throughout the weekend. 860-422-7712, frontstreetbistro.com.
And if sugar is your idea of naughty, NoRA Cupcake Company's "50 Shades of Chocolate" cake delivers: the chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache and chocolate whipped cream fillings is frosted with white chocolate buttercream. The cupcake is available this weekend as part of the Middletown bakery's Valentine's menu. 860-788-3150, noracupcake.com.