Yesterday during a lunch at Central 214 (inside the Hotel Palomar) I noticed an advertisement on the table tents for a FREE cocktail when you tour one of Palomar’s luxury residential lofts. Because we are always on the lookout for local deals, freebies and such to relay to you our valued readers, the promise of a complimentary cocktail caught my eye. However upon further contemplation I figured — for most of us — the time spent touring and enduring the sales pitch would be far more valuable than the cost of a cocktail. And would anyone seriously in the market for one of these $350,000 to $2.5 million high-rise homes be swayed by the promise of a free drink? I ended up thinking the offer pretty absurd. On the other hand, the beverage menu at Central 214 does look rather enticing. I guess you’ll have to be the judge.