This week, Perks is bringing you half off cutting-edge ties from the Brits at Motto and Crest. Also: half off a weeklong rental of the historic Nantucket Lightship, with nightly dinner parties for 10 catered by a private chef. You would never party on a boat without a private chef.
Things to do for August 26, 2010
Rare Whiskey, Old-School Baseball and Snoop Dogg
The weekend is through the primary and heading for the general.
Dino’s Four Takes on the Negroni
Up to this point, you’ve known Dino for rustic bowls of pasta and rare Italian vino. After this point, you know them for a new lineup of four Negronis, a tour de force of gin, Campari, vermouth... and more gin. Ask for a flight—and wait for your own Sophia Loren to arrive.
Steak and Rare Whiskey at Bourbon
Labor Day’s still a week away, but celebrate the fruits of your labor early, as the whiskey-minded watering hole grills up 20-ounce rib eyes with asparagus and potatoes all week. For dessert: a trio of rare bourbons, bottled specifically for the bar, in uncut and unfiltered form. Like an interview with Hunter S. Thompson.
When DC Baseball Was Good...
We know, the Nats have you down. Again. The solution: bask in when DC baseball was exciting. Dominant, even. The exhibit “Separate and Unequaled” will boost your civic pride as it looks at the Homestead Grays and other semi-pro teams, and stars like Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard. The Pudge and Zim of their day.
20 Wines for $20 at Cork
14th Street is currently your favorite boulevard for boozy exploits. (Go ahead, call it “The Strip.”) Even on Sunday afternoon. Which is when the wine-centric bar and its gourmet-shop sibling are pouring tastes of 20 French wines off their lists, all for 20 bucks. You like nice round numbers.
Snoop Dogg + Scantily Clad Women = ...
Now, we know you’re not the type to frequent an adult establishment. But when you can get prime steaks and rub elbows with Snoop Dogg during the official Rock the Bells after-party, you’ll make an exception. Besides, you want to hand him your mixtape.