Easter: a time of lavish brunches, pastel blazers and, of course, caviar Easter eggs—and we’re hooking you up for 30% off the non-Eastering price. (We’re also filling your Easter basket with booze-infused candy.) Plus: up to 39% off your new spring shirts. (It’s BYO pants.)
Things to do for April 14, 2011
Whole Hog Butchery, Tax Day Painkillers and Sailing
The weekend understands you’ve paid your dues.
Persian Street Food at Zaré
You can think of this in one of two ways: a pop-up lunch spot in its own permanent restaurant or a food truck without the truck. Either way, it’s Persian street food (think wraps with lamb, steak or chicken) that you can take out or eat at the bar with a drink. The power lunch knows no borders.
You’ve got some time before the America’s Cup lands here, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to play the part. Mingle with fellow sailors and circumnavigators while perusing the selection of luxury yachts and sleek racers over gratis wine and bites. You wouldn’t want to risk scurvy...
Not only will you hone your butchery skills on a whole hog, but your efforts will be rewarded with 30 pounds of pork. They won’t have spare tools, so you’ll need to bring a cleaver, boning knife and cooler. Afterwards, you’ll retire to the bar for apps and wine, and if you want something stronger, there’s that, too.
So there’s a test-cutting and Japanese sword-fighting demo at the Cherry Blossom Festival. If you miss it—hey, your hot tub won’t fill itself with champagne—then look for the swordsmen during the 17-block Grand Parade. They’re the ones wearing 300-year-old armor and carrying swords that were made 1,000 years ago.
Said to have originated in the British Virgin Islands (your tax haven of choice), rum-heavy Painkillers will be in abundance—and $3 off—at the Cove in honor of tax day. Try the two-, three- or four-ounce versions served in pineapples (to the first 100), or opt for the eight-ounce Joint Filer in a bucket. Uncle Sam would approve.