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.
Things to do for August 26, 2010
Pork Belly Doughnuts, Gratis Beer and Bocce Ball
The weekend is having seconds.
Consider this a reeducation in vampire flicks: vintage movies from as far back as the ’30s (including Kathryn Bigelow’s pre-Hurt Locker vampire/biker/western flick tonight), and especially this one that screens tomorrow: Vampire Hookers—88 minutes’ worth of vampire pimps and bloodsucking vixens. Some things never get old.
Pork Belly Doughnuts at the Sycamore
Start with chunks of beer-braised pork belly. Whisk into a doughnut/beer batter. Top with a bourbon-maple syrup glaze. Six holes make up an order. Whether you get it with a beer, a bourbon or a coffee (or all three) is up to you.
In the span of two hours, you’ll have the opportunity to partake in gratis beer, get schooled in fly-fishing and check out genuine vintage riding jackets from the ’30s to the ’50s. Lots of moto memorabilia will be mixed in with Candystore’s lineup of labels from Dunderdon, YMC and Hyden Yoo—all at 30% off. Think of it as happy hour on steroids.
BBQ and Bocce at Rubicon Estate
If an afternoon of bocce and cabernet on the lawn of a Rutherford estate is already sounding good, you’ll also like that it’s at one of the oldest, most pedigreed wineries in California history. And it belongs to Francis Ford Coppola. So just think of this as an invite from Francis himself.
Late-Night Foie-BLT at Lafitte
Come midnight, your palate is probably not in top form. Here to help you avoid having to compromise: Lafitte’s F-BLT, a monster stack of the usual BLT suspects but with added foie gras and acorn-fed Iberico bacon. (After all, eating acorns is one thing, but eating pigs who ate acorns is a whole different beast.)