This week, Perks is bringing you half off your next gourmet burger delivery from BuiltBurger, the Seattle-based innovators of all things ground beef. (Mind-blowing flavors like Sriracha and Gruyère are just the beginning...) Plus: choose from three dopp kits from eShave, designed exclusively for UD readers, featuring their all-natural products and handmade razors, for 40% off. Your five o’clock shadow has been warned.
Things to do for August 19, 2010
Dollar Oysters, Endless Bubbly and Street Parties
The weekend is delivering the goods.
Arepa Happy Hour at Pica Pica
A shredded steak, plantain and bean arepa and a beer would hit the spot right about now. Which makes deciding between $10 pitchers of Racer 5 and Napa Smith or the house sangria the sort of daily dilemma we think you can live with.
You’ll have to walk around the corner to get to the warehouse, but you’ll be rewarded with jeans, shoes and shirts from labels like Surface to Air, James Perse, Alexander Wang and Nudie—all at up to 80% off. If only all corners were so generous...
$1 Oysters at Spire
Save yourself the trip to Tomales Bay, because for the next two days and nights you can duck into Spire for dollar oysters, half-off cocktails and endless bubbly. Accounting for driving time, we just bought you four extra hours of oyster eating—and we haven’t even tallied up the drinks.
SF Street Food in the Mission
Dwarfing last year’s inaugural street party, this year’s—spanning five blocks with more than 40 food vendors and three cocktail bars run by guys from Beretta, Rye and the Alembic—will be an all-day affair. When meatball heroes and cocktails are involved, you’ll make the sacrifice.
REMEMBER THE MAINE
Lobster Thermidor at Thermidor
Here at swank, mid-century newcomer Thermidor, you’ll want to have the restaurant’s namesake Lobster Thermidor—fresh Maine lobster baked in-shell with a brandy béchamel sauce. And since the joint exudes a retro ’60s power-suit vibe, you’ll want to get in the spirit with a few rounds of bourbon to match.
Meat Locker at Bloodhound
Butchery demo aside (you’ll see Fatted Calf’s master butcher work magic on a 150-pound pig), cuts will be grilled on a hardwood BBQ, and served with sides like bacon corn bread and mini banh mi—all paired with a special bourbon cocktail. From now on, this is how you Tuesday.