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
Oysters, New Burgers and Last-Ditch Festivaling
The weekend is for closers.
Farm Burger Drops in on Buckhead
The thing about Farm Burger is, it’s magnificent. Just in pretty much every way. From the Chicken Pot Pie Fritters to the Beet Pickled Eggs to the boozy floats. The burgers... those are good, too. And hey, they just opened one in Buckhead. They added milkshakes, too. So there’s that.
Quick, go to your closet and put on something white. Because tonight, you’ll be heading to Party in the Kitchen, an all-white affair with some of the city’s top chefs (Kevin Rathbun, Ian Winslade…) doling out their finest among DJs and cocktails. We won’t tell Labor Day about the white thing.
It’s time to start putting some serious thought into your happy-hour rotation. The bivalve contingent: grossly underrepresented. So check out BLT Steak’s new oyster happy hour where, each week, they’ll pair different oysters (this week it’s Malpeque, Kumamoto and Beau Soleil) with a glass of prosecco. Which, conveniently, also comes in bottles.
Paying Your Last Respects to Fest Season
It’s easy to take the whole festival thing for granted in this town (the Seedless Grape Fest: only a matter of time). But soon enough... gone. So hit the Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival for the usual food truck suspects, local bands and even more local beer. And a 5K, but that’s not important right now.
A Shiny New Liquor License at Radial
Which brings us to brunch. Your inalienable rite of weekend passage. And one of your favorite spots to exercise said rite just added booze to the repertoire. For the first time ever, Radial Café is doling out Bloodys, mimosas, margaritas and SweetWater 420 with your Red Flannel Hash. Never eat flannel without booze.