Saturday, December 9: Puck on the first date

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photo courtesy of icebats.com 

Nothing brings a couple together like violence on ice. So this Saturday, take your date to watch our minor-league hockey team the Ice Bats chew up, spit out, and give rabies to the Corpus Christi Rayz. Show your home-team support by driving to the outskirts of Pflugerville for dinner, bats, and beer.

6pm | Ka Prow Pan-Asian Bistro

Chow down on a mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food

Before you watch our boys hit the ice, enjoy some of Ka Prow’s coconut ice cream. But don’t spoil your appetite – eat some dinner first. Pretty much everything here is awesome, so go nuts and try something you’ve never had before.

512-Go!» Ka Prow
1200 W Howard Ln • 990-2111

7:30pm | Ice Bats vs. Corpus Christi Rayz

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photo courtesy of icebats.com 

It’s Operation Blue Santa night

Hockey and charity? How could a game so naughty also be so nice? The bats have teamed up with the Austin Police Department for Operation Blue Santa, an organization that donates food and toys to thousands of families in need. Get on Santa’s nice list: Bring a wrapped present to the game (you’ll get $5 off your ticket). Your generosity might also prevent Fang, the Ice Bats’ mascot, from secretly weeping underneath his costume.

Chapparal Ice Arena
Tickets range from $15-$30.
14200 N IH-35• 252-8500

10pm | Texas Bar & Grill

Biker bar without leather requirements

What better place to go after a hockey game than a biker bar? Your blood is pumped full of aggression, and Texas Bar & Grill is will pump that same blood full of cheap beer. Texas Bar & Grill is an equal opportunity drinking establishment – they don’t care whether you’re a biker, so there’s no need for you and your date to re-enact Pee Wee Herman’s tequila dance to impress these guys.

Texas Bar & Grill
14611 N MoPac Expy, Ste 105• 255-1300

1am | Fly away home

A night of delicious food, ice fights, and bikers can be quite tiresome. It’s time for you and your date to leave the bar and rest up for your next TOP evening. Hit the hay, and have sweet dreams of Fang!