Your first 2014 Perks: 1) 30% off butter-soft leather briefcases and bags from Oppermann. 2) A fully portable and damn-near-indestructible folding bike. 3) 23% off some wireless and waterproof Bluetooth-enabled earphones. Tangled cords are so 2013.
Things to do for January 03, 2014
New Restaurant x 2, New Brewery x 1 and Duke Ellington
The weekend is smarter than your honors student.
A New Mediterranean Go-To in Midtown
About dinner tonight: there’s this new Mediterranean spot called Café Mezo. Go the three-course-dinner-menu route and opt in for things like fried liver, kebabs and baklava. Oh, and the liquor license is still pending, but soon they’ll serve foot-long shots in custom glasses. At least you know that now.
Tap Dancing. Duke Ellington. Be There.
If you feel like bearing witness to rampant tap dancing and renditions of Duke Ellington songs like “It Don’t Mean a Thing” tonight, great. Because a bunch of singers and dancers are about to channel the man’s work on a Marietta stage. So... the Atlanta version of Off-Broadway.
This Could Get Kind of Dicey
When you resolved to run more, you probably didn’t resolve to do it tomorrow morning with a special ops cadre that’s laying out obstacles over a four-hour race. It could be anything from dragging tires to crossing deep water to constructing makeshift stretchers. Your bad.
Thin, Meat-Filled Pancakes. So... Crepes.
A new spot called Le Metro Creperie is about to effectively destroy your “I don’t eat crepes all the time” mantra. Assuming, of course, that you like ground lamb crepes with raisins. And brandied-pear ones with vanilla sauce. And that you’ve ever made that mantra.
Grant Park Has Some New Beer for You
Well, this year’s shaping up nicely. Proof: on Tuesday, a fledgling Grant Park brewery called Eventide will release their first two beers (a Kölsch-style ale and American pale ale) with a launch party at Six Feet Under. Pressure’s on, rest of the year.