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
Jeff Bridges, Bloody Marys and Seersucker
The weekend is setting the bar for next weekend.
While the wine here does the job, you’re really coming for the outdoor concerts in the amphitheater high up in the Saratoga hills. This time, it’s for Jeff Bridges and the Abiders. They’ve got a new country music album out, picking up where Crazy Heart left off. So hold off on the Dude references.
Brunch Is On at Mayhem
If breakfast is for champions, then weekend brunch is for the champions of champions. So it’s fitting that a dish like Mayhem’s Fried Chicken Jelly Donut Sandwich would be exclusively available for such an occasion. There’s also a Benedict Bar and bottomless mimosas, but don’t expect to go home with any trophies.
Beachside’s Grand Opening
Next time you’re out this way surfing, you’ll want to fuel up at this sister outpost to Java Beach. Specifically, we’re talking about the Irish Breakfast Sandwich—fried eggs, a choice of Irish bacon or sausage, white and black puddings, and a fried tomato. The hour-before-getting-into-the-water rule applies doubly in this case.
Bloody Mary Face-Off at Scala’s
The unspoken official drink of brunch is getting some well-deserved attention this Sunday. Nine local bartenders from bars like Rye and 15 Romolo will do their best to one-up each other with their Bloody Mary. You’ll get to taste each drink (and Scala’s pork belly BLT), which means: you win.
If you’re unsure of what to wear to a proper Southern dinner with fried chicken, okra and plenty of bourbon, we’d say anything seersucker is a safe bet. You’ll want to impress the guys at the Presidio Social Club, because the winner of the Best Southern Attire category gets free dinner for two. Those white bucks might just pay for themselves.