Oh Lucky Day

In case you haven't heard it seven thousand times already (oh, how the media love a good gimmick), Saturday is 7/7/07. If you're the superstitious type, you may think this day holds more lucky promise than your average date.

While I can't promise you'll get lucky, I can point you to some clever deals.

PS 7's is already all about the lucky number, what with their street address being 777 I St. NW. (Chef/owner Peter Smith and his wife reportedly just welcomed a 7-lb-7.7-oz baby boy, Simon Porter, into the world, as well.) Smith is offering a $47 three-course menu and $57 four-course menu July 7-14. The menus include a new cocktail named for the baby, which blends half and half, scotch, maraschino liqueur and mint syrup. (It's $7 by itself.)

Chef Smith also unveiled a new lunch menu for PS 7's lounge, with each item priced at $7. The menu includes the delicious housemade mini hot dogs and half smokes, a duck pastrami sandwich and mini doughnuts with chocolate and raspberry sauce.

At the M Bar in the new Renaissance M Street Hotel, you can swig $3.50 Seven and Sevens from 4-7 p.m. through Saturday. (Also check out the menu of "martizzis," martinis enhanced with fizzies candy.)