Yes, the weather's cooling off on the Island this week, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on hot bargains around town.
Groupon Deal #1: You can see Seussical the Musical at the Julia Morgan Theater in Berkeley for 55 percent off the normal $33 ticket price. (Don't strain — it's too hot. The tickets are $18 via Groupon.) Check out the deal details here but act fast. Supplies are limited; deal ends Friday at midnight.
Groupon Deal #2: Closer to home (because I know some of you don't want to leave the Island), you can buy tickets to the USS Hornet Museum for 50 percent off (or $15), also through Groupon. Again, act fast: this deal ends at midnight tonight (Wednesday).
: Have I crowed about this place before? I don't think so. But I was in there yesterday and was reminded what good deals they have on lunches. Their sandwiches are fabulous and huge; just one can easily serve a family of five! Well, not really. But one sandwich definitely could serve two people. Plus it's a cafe with true soul — when a server yesterday ran out of lemonade while pouring me a glass, he squeezed a couple of lemons fresh — right on the spot! — to top off the glass. That's great service.
DIY Popsicles: I love Popsicles. I especially love the expensive kind that are made from real fruit juice, not sugar syrup and artificial colors that leave your lips bright orange. I also like to make my own, however, and it's kind of amazing how extremely cheap pops are when you DIY.
For instance, a six-pack of very fine, pure juice, Natural Choice Full of Fruit Organic pops costs $5.69, or about 95¢ apiece. The average price of a six-cup frozen pops mold is about $12. Each mold holds about six ounces (on average) of juice, crushed fruit or smoothie mix. So let's say you buy a half gallon of lemonade for $5. Each of those pops is going to cost about 45¢ once you pay off the mold. See what I mean? Good deal.