Food & drink: The bucks stop here

It’s Tuesday. Just go with me on this.

Taco Tuesday at the Flame Club (16th and V streets). Meet your pals for two $1 tacos and a tequila (or whatever your poison; the Flame is home to some of the strongest mixed drinks in town) to get the night started. Yes, they’ve got vegetarian tacos, too. If you can manage to move the buzz over to Old Ironsides at 10th and S before 9:30 p.m., you’ll be able to dance away your calories and cares for free at britpop-indie Lipstick, now almost seven years running. If you’ve played your cards right, you’ve got enough for another beer when you get there. Don’t forget to tip your bartender.

More low-key? How about dollar handrolls at Ricksha (10th and W streets), followed by a great American tradition—the drive-in. Sacramento Six stands as the only gig left in town, open since 1973. Gone are the days of lowering the price with the mafia-sized trunk; compact cars prove this next to impossible. Still, $6.75 ain’t bad for the ambience that goes with it. And the back is still large enough for your popcorn and cooler full of sodas, to help dodge the 400 percent markup at the counter.