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Beers, Brats and Bras at Sol

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Shopping for Valentine's Day sucks. Roses, ugh. Chocolate. It better be damn good. Jewelry. Be prepared to dump some cash (and probably get it wrong anyway) along with every other dazed-looking dude down at the mall.

Lingerie? If your lady doesn't mind, it's kind of like getting a present for yourself as well, and even if she does mind, Sol - un upscale Cherry Creek North lingerie shop -- makes the experience of buying bras and panties a lot more fun.

Welcome to the sixth annual Beers, Brats and Bras, taking place Sunday, February 8, from noon to 5 p.m. and again on February 12 and 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Sol, 248 Detroit Street. Men can show up and chow down on a brat and a beer first or do their shopping first and then relax while whatever frilly things they picked out is being gift-wrapped. (SOL will donate a portion of proceeds to the Morgan Adams Foundation to benefit Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology Research.)

The beer will be 90 Shilling or another local microbrew, says Sol marketing director Janelle Kenny. But sorry, fellas, the person behind the grill isn't a lady in her undies; it's a man named Mirsad, who typically staffs a brat cart downtown.

All of it is served under a heated outdoor tent. ("That's how we keep the grease off the lingerie," Kenny says.)

Sounds like Valentine's Day shopping could warm the cockles of your heart.

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