Perks is getting you first dibs on the WOWee ONE Pro, a tiny wireless speaker that turns any surface into a pounding subwoofer. (Travel case included, naturally.) We’re also sending you a silly amount of Pat LaFrieda short ribs from his Meat Men show, and handmade hardwood cases to hug your iPhone.
Things to do for May 03, 2012
Human Cockfighting, Bottomless Bourbon and 40 Trucks
Put on your seat belt. The weekend wants to try something.
Live Music on the Water, plus Beers
Outdoor date spot alert: the Yards Park on the Riverfront is now hosting bands every Friday. Sure, bring a blanket, but skip the picnic. Red Apron Butchery and Buzz Bakery will be there with dogs and sweets, respectively, while ChurchKey’s Greg Engert is curating a rotating choice of drafts. Your favorite kind of curation.
Human Cockfighting Tourneys at H St CC
Big fight this Saturday. And guess what: you’re on the undercard. For Cinco de Mayo, the Country Club is opening at 11 for a day’s worth of human cockfighting—basically, boxing in a rooster mask with oversized gloves. Yes, they’ll have margarita and taco specials. Which is Mayweather’s secret, too.
40 Food Trucks and Tons of Skateboards
At RFK on Saturday, there is... not a soccer game. There are, however, two beer bars and an assemblage of 40 food trucks, including two new popcorn trucks, and ice cream trucks that have been hibernating. The mayor will also be on hand to dedicate the new RFK skate park. You’ve never seen the mayor rip an ollie.
Endless Bourbon Cocktails at Jack Rose
Exactas. Trifectas. Furlongs. Whatever. But you’re happy to don seersucker and take a bonnet-clad date out for an afternoon of bottomless bourbon cocktails, punches and the Derby on a projection TV. They’ll also be passing Kentucky Hot Browns, cucumber sandwiches and cigars for après-race on the terrace.
Now for Breakfast: Chicken-Fried Steak
It’s your Sunday ritual: cup of black coffee. Chicken-fried steak. Okay, maybe not, but it will be on Sunday, as four chefs compete for CFS dominance at Black Jack, all in the name of charity. You’ll also get eggs Pontchartrain, po’boys and a cocktail to be named later. But it’s probably not fried.