This week, we’ve curated a selection of rare, celebrated and all-round top-notch bottles of vino for your next evening of distinguished consumption. Plus, we’re bringing you 25% off framed, gallery-quality photos starring the likes of Bardot, Monroe, Springsteen and more. We hear they pair well with wine.
Things to do for August 25, 2011
Cheerleaders, Ping-Pong and Killer Tomatoes
The weekend is ready for more Mother Nature.
Somehow, you missed your invite to travel to the Dominican Republic while the ’Skins cheerleaders shot their 2012 calendar. You can make up for it by heading to the State Theatre tonight, when they’ll be there for the great unveiling. You know, to support the team.
Beignets in the Morning at TruOrleans
You may have been here already for a hurricane on the veranda. But now there’s reason to arrive earlier. Much earlier. It concerns coffee and fresh, hot beignets. Which can cure the effects of last night’s hurricanes.
Ping-Ponging with Pizza
It’s time to get your Okinawan-made paddle out of its lead-lined case. Yes, it’s ping-pong time. This charity tourney at Van Ness’s best pizza joint gets you three round-robin matches, plus at least one playoff match. Better put “Eye of the Tiger” on repeat.
Huge Crab and Beer Feast at Sonoma
If you can’t make it to the Outer Banks this weekend (or you choose not to due to hurricane warnings), fret not. Gather up some mallet-wielding friends and head here for giant buckets of crabs and specials on PBR tallboys all afternoon. Can’t hurt to bring an extra shirt.
Tomato Fight at Ripple
Your Wednesday could get messy. In celebration of Spain’s La Tomatina festival, you can feast on a five-course tomato tasting menu and tomato beer, while you catch a tomato fight by local artists and a screening of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. If you don’t like it, throw a tomato.