This week, Perks brings you a chance at a batting practice session at Yankee Stadium with some guys named Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Wade Boggs and Bucky Dent. Go ahead, call your shot.
Things to do for June 17, 2010
Caviar Fries, Avocado Popsicles and Sci-Fi Burlesque
The weekend is looking for shade.
Fries Topped with Caviar at Ecco
Tonight, bear witness to the glorious and inevitable union of two essential food groups: fries and caviar. The former will be double-fried and then topped with crème fraîche and caviar before being graciously paired with five sparkling wines. You would never pair caviar fries with non-sparkling wine.
A Secret Sale at Entebello
This Friday, head downstairs for your usual post-work, pre-weekend massage, then look for up to 50% off pre-shave oil, straight razors and so forth from the likes of True Gentlemen and Baxter of California. The "official" tent sale starts next week, but drop our name and it starts a week early for you. You don't wait for tents.
The Cultural Pick
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A Chat with Bret Easton Ellis
It only took Bret Easton Ellis 25 years to write the sequel to Less Than Zero. Okay, it's not exactly the sequel, and he wasn't exactly working on it that whole time (think The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho...). But if you want to pick Ellis's brain on the finer points of his latest novel, Imperial Bedrooms, he'll be at SCAD's Ivy Hall as part of their Writers Series this Friday. Or you could just wait for the movie.
It's not often that science fiction is readily associated with a night out on the town. So we feel compelled to inform you of a certain sci-fi-inspired burlesque show happening this Saturday night, complete with raucous aerial maneuvers and a girl named Ursula Undress. Because, we're guessing, she does.
Sweet Tea and Avocados on Wheels
We've been staring down the barrel of the upper 90s lately, which means you might need a popsicle... nay, a paleta. And like that, along comes our city's latest roving food cart: Fresco Pops, with rotating paleta options ranging from sweet tea to avocado. If you don't eat it fast, though, it may become guacamole.
Your Bartending Prowess, Now Recognized
Make your way to Shula's 347 this weekend, tell them you're there for the martini competition, and enter your best boozy prize-fighter for a potential slot on their permanent drink list. The contest culminates in a live mix-off for the top five in front of a panel of judges. One of the few times martinis and judges mix.