This week, we’re sending you freshly baked cookies spiked with whiskey, tequila and/or Guinness. Plus, we’re getting you and a guest out of Dodge with an amenity-laden stay at the extravagant waterfront retreat Forty 1° North in Newport, RI. (Stock up on half-price Seize sur Vingt shirts for the trip.)
Things to do for September 08, 2011
McQueen, Veal Cheeks and Captain Ahab
The weekend is about to go 16-0.
McQueen’s Race-Day Gear
Steve McQueen: the type you’d follow into the German forest on a motorcycle. Also: the type who knew a thing or two about how to wear a jacket, like the heavyweight waxed numbers in this McQueen-inspired collection by the rugged jacket virtuosos at Barbour. American flag lining: check.
Fantasy Football on Your Phone
There’s really only time in the week to properly attend to five of your fantasy lineups. For the sixth: this app, which feeds you matchup analysis and all sorts of other advanced stat-ery to help you decide who you’ll start from week to week. It’s cheaper than having a staff.
Making the Best of Veal Cheeks
Anyone can slap a bone-in filet on the grill and have it come out delicious. But it takes a really talented chef to make a gourmet meal out of goat spleen. A talented chef, or this cookbook. You’ve always wanted to be a veal cheek expert.
Hearing Belichick Talk About Beyoncé
Bill Belichick: you could listen to that reassuring monotone all day. This app will oblige, with ringtones, motivational speeches and three-minute, unfiltered insights from your favorite NFL players and coaches on everything from handling the Cover 2 to Beyoncé’s pregnancy. Bill’s got quite a bit to say on that.
A Place to Buy Sweaters and Dogs
Sure, you could think of this as the end of summer. A better way: sweater season. Hence the new version of designers-of-everything Shipley & Halmos’s site, which now makes their entire collection of anoraks, Ahab-worthy toggle sweaters and... class rings available. Also: a dog. Which they may not have designed.