This week, Perks is setting you up with an exclusive, three-course candlelit dinner at David Carrier’s Kith & Kin. Also: spend Labor Day weekend in Napa with David’s old boss Thomas Keller, hanging out at the French Laundry, where he’ll take you on a culinary whirlwind of catered meals and demonstrations. Save your appetite.
Things to do for July 15, 2010
Bikinis, Pig Roasts and Fiji Parties
The weekend will carry your amp.
Akira Men’s Store Fiji Party
Shopping: admittedly, not your favorite after-work activity. So let’s sweeten the pot with a buy-two-get-one-free sale. Then put a pig roast on the sidewalk, add an indoor waterfall near the denim, sprinkle in a few tropical dancers, and mix in lots of vodka. All you have to do is stir.
Penguin Summer Anniversary Sale
Your golf game could use a shake-up. Yes, it’s time for plaid. A few classic looks from Penguin should keep things interesting, especially when everything’s 30% off and there will be ice-cold rum cocktails and a fully loaded dessert cart present. Just like on your golf cart.
Smoked Sweetbreads at Longman & Eagle
You’ve got a long night ahead of you. Keep your stamina up with house-smoked, butter-basted sweetbreads served on a bed of piquillo peppers, cured olives and fava beans. It’s a perfect smoky-sweet match for bourbon. Also: it’s what the French Popeye eats.
South Beach Nights in Chicago
This whole LeBron thing. You’re still trying to make sense of it. A good night of Miami-inspired rooftop cocktailing, bikini fashion shows and live Latin music should help. Add a little nosh from Natalino’s and Sunda to understand yourself a little better too.
Paddy Long’s Pig Roast
A tiny neighborhood Irish pub. A fat pig braised in Australian pilsner. Topped with bacon. Yes, beautiful, crazy, glorious things are about to go down this weekend. And we haven’t even gotten to the unlimited potato salad.
Small Plates at La Trattoria del Merlo
It’s summer. You’re taking it easy. And so the cozy Trattoria is following your lead by whittling the entire menu into small-plates portion sizes. You’ll nibble your way through salamis, spaghettis and the occasional rum-and-grenadine-soaked angel food cake—actually, no need to take it easy on that one.