We’re outfitting you for your summer in a pair of deck-friendly, limited-edition boat shoes designed by our friends at Rancourt & Co. Also, high-quality swimsuits, designed in Italy. And for your iPhone: a sturdy case that doubles as a beer bottle opener. Summer starts here...
Things to do for May 17, 2012
This Weekend: Playing Poker with Some Patriots
The weekend knows when to walk away and knows when to run.
Texas Hold’em and Stogies in Newton
You’ve put in a lot of time online. Some of it was spent playing poker. So if your Texas Hold’em skills are ready for a live game, head to Mr. Sid tonight. Awaiting you there: pizza, Harpoon beers, stogies courtesy of a mobile humidor and Patriots players like Devin McCourty. Free advice: don’t cheat.
But if you’re more of a punching-match-in-a-blues-bar kind of person, you should know that 26 first-time pugilists (including former Patriots lineman Max Lane) are squaring off tonight in the first-ever boxing showcase at the House of Blues. Probably best to leave your Shamrock Meats robe at home.
It’s almost June, so naturally you need to start thinking about what you’ll be wearing... this November. Enter Louis, which is showcasing some fall 2012 menswear tomorrow. Think: custom suits from Kiton, shoes from Harrys of London and the kind of Valenti pants that Don Draper would wear on Sundays. Okay, now back to spring...
You normally go to Lexington to study the Revolutionary War battleground. But this Saturday, said battleground morphs into an eight-hour BBQ festival featuring a smorgasbord of wonderment like Memphis dry-rubbed ribs from Blue Ribbon BBQ, brisket by Lester’s Roadside BBQ and a live rockabilly band. John Adams: huge rockabilly fan.
Drinking Local Hooch for Three Hours
Options for Saturday: do nothing, and love every minute of it. Fine, but know that you could also spend three hours sampling new products from local distillers (Berkshire, Privateer, Bully Boy) over prosciutto-wrapped melon, cheese and live tunes from a brass band. All liquor stores should act this way.