Things to do for August 26, 2010

The Weekender

Playing with Fire, Pig Roasts and 350 Wines

The weekend will see you at the after-party.

Thursday
Designer Neckwear from Britain, Half Off
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Designer Neckwear from Britain, Half Off

This week, Perks is bringing you cutting-edge designer ties from Motto and Crest, for half off. Hailing from across the pond, these ties are manufactured in the English tradition, combining classic menswear fabrics (like tweed) with dashes of more unconventional ones (like leather). Take note: a tweed-and-leather suit is still not a good idea.

Say Hello to McGowan’s Pub
DRAFT SEASON

Say Hello to McGowan’s Pub

The allure of the neighborhood pub is strong. So we figured you’d want to know about a brand-new one called McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub, with 20 beers on draft (Rogue Dead Guy, Allagash White...) and dishes like mussels in coconut curry sauce and duck confit on braised red cabbage. They have burgers too...

Now open, McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub, 321 W Hill St, 404-373-4702

Saturday
A Gratis Pig Roast in Midtown
PIGGING OUT

A Gratis Pig Roast in Midtown

Any excuse to hit up a pig roast this weekend is a good one, especially when consuming said pig doesn’t involve the exchange of currency. This Saturday, Cypress Street Pint & Plate is hosting a gratis pig roast with a DJ, $3 vodka drinks and $4 Sweetwater drafts. Just in case you needed a few more excuses.

Eating at 20 Restaurants in Grant Park
MENU SURFING

Eating at 20 Restaurants in Grant Park

When the city’s best restaurants talk about getting together for a friendly weekend of one-upmanship, you’re listening. So it makes sense to head to Grant Park this weekend, where restaurants like Rathbun’s, Serpas, Market and Dogwood will be offering their menu’s finest along with wine and craft beer tastings. Score one for Team You.

Aug 28-29, 1-5pm, $35 (one day) or $60 (both days), 800 Cherokee Ave SE (in Grant Park), tickets here

Monday
Cocktails and Fire Play at Opera
THE AFTERLIFE

Cocktails and Fire Play at Opera

So there’s this little benefit coming up called Jeffrey Fashion Cares (maybe you’ve heard of it). And, turns out, for the first time ever, the after-party is open to the general public (meaning others can actually join you this year). Head to Opera for DJs, fire dancers, aerialists and gratis cocktails all night. You prefer your bourbon tax-deductible anyway.

Aug 30, 9pm, $150, Opera, 1150B Peachtree St (entrance on Crescent Ave), 404-874-0428, tickets here

A New Wine Mecca on the Westside
WINE NOT

A New Wine Mecca on the Westside

There are plenty of great reasons to visit the Westside. Bacchanalia, Abattoir, lovely French girls opening new wine shops. In regards to the latter, Perrine’s Wine Shop opens this Monday, offering over 350 New and Old World wines, customized wine tastings and handwritten food-pairing recommendations by the owner/sommelier herself. Just add grocery list.

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