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
The Derby, Energy Bars and Margarita-Offs
The weekend will see you in the mint julep jacuzzi.
Your Helmet = Gratis Espresso
You said National Bike Month (i.e., May) would see you dust off ol’ Rollin’ Thunder (i.e., your vintage Mongoose). And now that Trade is offering gratis espresso and an in-house energy bar to all cyclists strolling in, helmet in hand, you’ll want to. Just remember to put it back on.
Aviators and Oysters in Newton
Today is Celebrate Massachusetts Day. Well, not technically. But it is at Mr. Sid in Newton tonight, with three hours of trunk show threads like custom shirts from New England Shirt Company and sunglasses from Randolph Engineering. Also: gratis Island Creek oysters and cocktails by Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Ah, New England.
Midnight Grilled-Cheese Questing
At the hour of the wolf, a growl can be heard. A low, moaning, beastly sound. And that’s when the midnight-sandwich monster emerges from your body. But you can now sate it by indulging in Backbar’s late-night grilled cheese, ham and cheese, and even foie gras sandwiches. Aka nature’s Pop-Tarts.
Drinking Other People’s Margaritas
This Saturday is Cinco. Time to choose. Between mixing up a batch of your signature margs (which are quite good) or heading to Lolita to watch top bartenders from Woodward, Lolita, the W hotel and Storyville offer up their best margs. Then, sampling them. Then, voting on them. We’re thinking option B.
Derby Day. A Good Time to Visit Julep.
Horses and carriages. Red-carpet shutterbugging. Champagne. No, not how Mom celebrated the last time you paid a visit (it was close), but the full-tilt Kentucky Derby party at Julep. There will also be Moët bubbly, big hats, raffles and proper mint juleps. Given the venue, it would be weird if those were missing.