This week we’re spiking your next PB&J with some bourbon (or tequila, or champagne), courtesy of the artisanal jam makers/boozehounds at the Jam Stand. And we took the liberty of booking you a posh room and dinner for two at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Napa Valley. We know you too well.
Things to do for August 18, 2011
Whiskey Beer, Movie Posters and a Biergarten
The weekend’s keeping an eye on the prize.
Bluestem’s New Happy Hour
Getting drinks after work is as good a reason as any to stop into Bluestem. But they went ahead and raised the stakes with a new happy hour. Try one of each of $3 brews like Lagunitas IPA, $5 wines and cocktails and a $7 Bluestem Smash—not necessarily in that order.
Hickey Freeman’s Made-to-Measure Sale
Being a made-to-measure appreciator, you should know that the good people at Hickey Freeman are offering a rare opportunity to fill up on custom suits and sport coats for the price of ready-to-wear. It lasts until the end of the month. But one day should do.
Red Vic’s Movie Memorabilia Blowout
While this worker-owned movie house went dark last month, this is the weekend when you can pick up a few mementos. You’ll find their wooden popcorn bowls and glasses, as well as signed prints and posters. Your home theater just got official.
Whiskey Beer Release at Elixir
After a three-month soak in a Templeton Rye whiskey barrel, Elixir’s high-octane Snake Oil IPA is ready to be tapped. For the occasion, they’re setting forth an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of Snake Oil IPA–braised brisket with Templeton Rye BBQ sauce and the like. Whiskey is best when layered.
Think of the Biergarten as an all-day Sunday happy hour in a redwood grove—with $3 beer specials, like Spaten Pils and dark Optimator, grilled sausages, spaetzle and jumbo pretzels. Sure, it’s across the Golden Gate, but that short jaunt just might save you a trip to Germany.