This week, Perks is taking 30% off your next delivery of Hancock Gourmet Lobster Company’s six-pack of buttery, delicious lobster rolls and whoopie pies. Because we know you only order lobster rolls in six-packs.
Things to do for September 24, 2010
Beer Maidens, Jimi Hendrix and Alligator Meat
The weekend is going with it.
Oktoberfest by the Bay
The first Oktoberfest was in 1810, so if you needed a 200-year excuse to indulge, this would be it. Everything you’d get in Munich—beer, brats, beer maidens and a 21-piece Bavarian band—is yours for the taking. Well, you’ll have to ask the beer maiden yourself...
Suckling Pig Tagliatelle at Quince
Good: a heaping plate of pasta. Great: that same plate of pasta, but with a helping of suckling pig. Greater: cutting the richness of that same pasta dish with a tumbler of bourbon, served up at this fine dining joint’s cocktail bar. Greatest: okay, now you’re just getting greedy...
For the next month, 40 photographs of Jimi Hendrix—including some never-yet-seen ones—will be here. Not only that, but at Saturday’s opening party, you’ll be one of a select few to hear his never-released songs. We’re holding out for “All Along the Watchtower 2.”
Imagine a backyard barbecue at your friend’s house. Then add whole-animal butchery, wood-fire cooking, endless small-batch wines and craft brews—all on the grounds of a Napa winery—and you’ll start to get the picture of Primal: a gluttonous picnic of the sort ancient Romans and Man v. Food would approve.
The Porch at Picán
Things you should be able to get on a porch: pitchers filled with Kentucky Bourbon Sangria and vodka-spiked Cajun Lemonade and snacks like Gator Nachos (yes, topped with real alligator). All we can say is this kind of Southern hospitality goes a long way.
A New and Improved A16 Reopens
After six years of partaking in their 500-deep wine list, Meatball Mondays and prolific pizza oven, you’ll forgive them taking a few weeks to expand the dining room, freshen up the wine cage and the like. For your patience, you’ll be rewarded with even more wine and four-cheese ravioli—for you, they might squeeze in a fifth.