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Things to do for October 14, 2010
Burlesque Reading, Bourbon Ice Cream and Surfing
The weekend would like a moment of your time.
Custom Suits by an Italian Master Tailor
It’s nice when Italy comes to you. Especially if it’s in the form of master tailor Lucio, who’s straight out of the Sartorio shop (of Kiton fame) in Naples, here to fit you for custom shirts, pants and suits. Of course, you going to Italy isn’t a bad second option...
EYE OF THE TIGER
Kurobuta Rib-Eye and Cheese Grits at Absinthe
This is probably the best place to enjoy Japanese Berkshire pork rib-eye with jalapeño-cheddar grits inspired by the Southwest. (Also: the only place.) Which reminds us: those grits happen to pair brilliantly with a certain whiskey from Kentucky...
Double Dutch Reopening Party
After getting a quick refresh and new graffiti art, including 3-D creations, Double Dutch is swinging its doors back open Friday. That’ll be your chance to donate a boom box to the Coalition to Save the Boom Box in exchange for 10 free drink tickets. Just remember: carrying your iPod on your shoulder doesn’t have the same effect.
Going to readings isn’t top on your list, but we’ve found just the thing to lure you in: women disrobed. Better yet, these women will be reading ghost stories—think: The Shining or Haunted Heartland. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a personal reading—the literary equivalent of a lap dance.
You can get a lot at the beach: waves, sand, sun. But if you also want a pair of Wayfarers made out of wood, you’ll need to check out this sea-loving pop-up. There’ll be beach gear from Rogues Gallery and Denham, vintage surf art and driftwood furniture—in case leather’s not your speed.
The Boxing Room Preview Dinner
While the actual restaurant going into the old Citizen Cake spot is a few months out, you can get a rare insider glimpse into its Southern-style food at this four-course New Orleans feast. Expect everything from pork tenderloin and candied yams to warm pecan pie with bourbon ice cream—a good time to start with dessert first.