Perks is hooking you up with an hour of bottles, pool and ’80s covers at Spot 5750—for less than 50 bucks a person. We’re also exclusively bringing you the pork-belly-laced Four Elements Burger at Elements, printing your photos on glass and FedExing you lasagna cupcakes by the dozen.
Things to do for March 17, 2011
Irish Martinis, Rooftop-ing and Wine-Bar Donuts
The weekend’s eyes are smiling.
A More Refined St. Patrick’s Day
Sure, St. Patrick’s Day is an important holiday, but you’re no barbarian. So you’ll head to the opulent Tap Room at the Langham for an Irish Martini (it’s made with Irish whiskey) and some appropriately festive sorbets (Guinness, Baileys... more Irish whiskey). Nothing is dyed green.
Consuming Red Wine and Donuts
You didn’t think your nights at Covell wine bar were missing anything, really. But now they’re working with an operation called yuMMy Baked, which means you can order your pinot noir with some Red Velvet Donuts. You detect subtle notes of cream cheese frosting.
Four Courses of Beer and Grilled Cheese
We repeat: four courses of beer and grilled cheese. Now at Vintage Enoteca. That includes sandwiches like Gorgonzola and Truffle Honey (with a St. Peter’s Cream Stout) and Gruyere with Ham (with a Le Merle Saison pale ale). For $30. Which is an excellent beer-and-cheese-to-dollar ratio.
Rooftop-ing with Bottomless Pitchers
This is the season for rooftop dim sum brunches by the shore. If you need a reason beyond the weather, Xino respectfully submits some extra liquid incentive: bottomless mimosas ($12), Bloodys ($15) or pitchers of Kirin ($20). Bottomless is such a good concept.
Fig & Olive’s Streetside Café Debuts
You didn’t exactly feel claustrophobic inside Melrose Place’s massive new ode to olive oil and dirty martinis. But they’re rolling out a nice little outdoor café anyway, so you can fuel up before shopping at Marc Jacobs and A.P.C. with a quick New York Sirloin Steak Panini. And dirty martinis.