This week we’re getting you exclusives on: jogging shoes from one of the greatest places ever—1980s Finland; a handsome, handmade suede football; and a rocket-scientist-designed pocket speaker. Plus, we’re giving you the VIP treatment in NYC—replete with a hotel room, welcome champagne, a poolside cabana and bottle service.
Things to do for September 29, 2011
Polo, Competitive BBQ and Boardwalk Empire
The weekend is going to miss Ozzie, the crazy f*******.
A Little Booze Makes All Hats Look Good
Right about now, it’s likely you’re thinking about an after-work cocktail. Slightly less likely: you’re also thinking about trying on some after-work hats. In an uncanny coincidence, the hat guys at Goorin are offering 15% off their fall line along with complimentary cocktails. It’s like they read your mind.
Tonight’s Most Elegant Pig Roast
Or maybe you just need a cold beer tonight. Accompanied by heaping platters of Berkshire pork. Accompanied by a shellfish tower. Accompanied by beer-batter pastry cream dessert. Accompanied by more beer. At Balsan’s dinner for Finch Brewery, your needs shall be met.
It’s white-tablecloth chefs versus pitmasters at this epic, all-day ’cue battle. Sample 15 kinds of barbecue. Drink $4 beer. Listen to the blues. UD will be on a panel of media judges, but the popular vote is up to you. Democracy in its most delicious form.
Like the Hamptons, with Less Pastel
Your long afternoons at RL finally pay off: you’ll be ready when the horsey set trots out to North Avenue Beach for a little world-class polo. Start the day watching grueling matches, while sipping champagne. End it with a bash at Crimson Lounge—champagne also encouraged.
Finally, a Chance to Be Steve Buscemi
Feather boas, jazz trumpeters, dizzy flappers and bow ties as big as Steve Buscemi’s head will be the main draw at this Boardwalk Empire party. Also: complimentary hooch and bubbly for the first two hours. Which beats bathtub gin any day.