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
Cowboys, Armadillos and Lotus’s Last Day
The weekend just figured out its Halloween costume. It’s really good.
The Decision: Beer vs. Wine
You don’t judge. Well, except for that little stint on Idol. But tonight your critiquing skills are needed at Scardello Cheese. Here, you’ll taste five cheeses, each paired with a beer and a wine, and then you’ll have to pick a winner: beer or wine. You’ve been training for this your entire life.
The Real Horse Whisperer
You’re familiar with The Horse Whisperer: Robert Redford, the horses, the whispering. Well, it’s based on the story of Buck Brannaman, who’s the subject of the new documentary, Buck, making its way from Sundance to Fort Worth this weekend. Consider it prep work for cowboy season.
Finally, It’s Armadillo Day
Ah, the holidays. They’re not even close. So J. Black’s is celebrating this fake one with whiskey cocktails and armadillo eggs. (Includes: jalapeños, sausage and cheese wrapped in bacon. Doesn’t include: actual armadillo eggs.) Also: with one massive ice sculpture of an armadillo. Because two ice sculptures would be ridiculous.
Lotus Says Goodbye to Uptown
Yes, it’s true. Lotus is leaving Uptown. They’re taking their waterfall, DJ booth and booze to a new location off Ross. But first, you’re invited over for one last blowout with gratis cocktails from 9 to 10pm and a DJ. And now, a single tear hits your keyboard.
Concert Night at St. John’s Wood
So your favorite two-story law office turned Uptown watering hole has started hosting a local band every week. Up this Tuesday: the O’s. (Yes, they have a banjo player.) You’ll also sip $3 pints and eat jalapeño burgers. But we had you at banjo player.