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
Hendrix Posters, the US Open and Buckets of Fried Chicken
The weekend is running the wildcat.
You’d expect a site that helps you create hybrid, customized gifts to have a good sense for your likes and dislikes. So, in honor of their launch party and your Thursday night, you’ll get the gift of gratis cocktails. Call it Christmas in September.
There will be everything ranging from sashimi, raw oysters and Thai beef salad to ramen, dumplings and buckets of five-spice fried chicken at this new pop-up restaurant taking residence in a North Beach bar. Our prediction: you’ll be eating less pizza.
If you’ve been looking to get some vintage posters from the Fillmore’s legendary concerts dating back to the ’60s, your time is now. Or you can just browse the 230-poster collection tracing three decades of the SF music scene and call it your history lesson for the day.
Watching the US Open at Yerba Buena
They haven’t had sunny skies in New York lately, but the weekend is looking up. So Saturday and Sunday you can head over to Yerba Buena Gardens to watch tennis on big video screens set up on the center lawn. Because the US Open could use a touch of Wimbledon.
Wines from the Cask at Brassica
When Napa wineries close at 4:30pm, you’re just warming up. And that’s where this new Mediterranean iteration of Mustards Grill comes in. They’ll have 70 wines by the glass and bring a dozen small wineries that don’t have tasting rooms to you. You’ve got your work cut out for you.