This week, we’ve found some handsome shoes from one of Britain’s premier cobblers, Grenson—and you can’t get them anywhere but Perks. Plus, we’ve handpicked our favorite stock of ties and accoutrements (like pocket squares) from Los Angeles’s Gentry. The dagger-shaped tie bar means business.
Things to do for June 02, 2011
The Mavs, a Piano Man and a Boozy Breakfast
The weekend just delivered a stirring pregame speech.
Watching the Finals on the Big Screen
Game 2. Yeah, it’s a big one. So you need to watch it on a screen that’s measured in feet—like the big screen at Studio Movie Grill. You can sit back, order up some smoked ribs and enjoy an Ultimate Texas Tea as you watch the Mavs. Feel free to bring your own thundersticks.
Your Date Spot: Now with More Piano
We don’t know when, and we don’t know why, but soon you will require an underground steakhouse with a grand piano. For such moments, you’ll go to Dakota’s, which added a new in-house piano player. He takes requests—your tenderloin always needed more “Great Balls of Fire” anyway.
Your New Weekend Breakfast Spot
You love brunch. And breakfast knows this, so she’s moving on. Actually, no. She wants you back. So she’s partnering with Patrizio and serving up Frittata Del Fattore (basically, an Italian omelet) and mimosas. And afterward, you can still go to brunch.
La Fiorentina Launches Brunch
Speaking of, the Italian steakhouse is celebrating their new outdoor dining area (surrounded by tall Italian cypress trees) by launching brunch. You’ll order up Uova alla Bismark con Filetto (fried eggs, asparagus and a beef filet), seared polenta and mimosas. We had you at polenta.
Beer vs. Wine: The Dinner
Beer. Wine. A rivalry as old as time. (Or thereabouts.) So the Common Table’s hosting a five-course dinner, and each plate—from a Chicken Fried Rib Eye to bruschetta—is paired with both a wine and a beer. Then you vote on the better pairing. Judging can be hard work.