Only on Perks: a bounty of grill-ready meats from Daniel Boulud’s steak guys, shipped overnight for 30% off. Plus, 25% off an award-winning Bloody Mary mix. And we’re knocking a few grand off a private helicopter between New York and the Hamptons. Wave down at the traffic for us.
Things to do for July 19, 2012
Shark Hunting, Vintage Basketballs and Bar Olympics
The weekend is gonna need a bigger boat.
A Beloved Tapas Joint, Now Supersized
Brookline’s dynamite Spanish tapas joint Taberna de Haro appears to have been listening to your cries to address the extra-cozy quarters. They took the vacant adjacent space, swung a few sledgehammers, and presto—a second wine bar and dining area. Naturally, ordering double the tapas is in order.
You never got that shark-hunting badge during Boy Scouts. So consider the shark-hunting tournament on the Vineyard this weekend your chance for redemption. Required: three buddies, a boat and an iron will for catching (and releasing) thresher, porbeagle and mako sharks for points. Not required: Richard Dreyfuss.
Found: Vintage Leather Basketballs
You welcome any chance to bring a touch of sports yesteryear to your apartment. Enter Sir Jack’s, who has begun carrying über-handsome, American-made, hand-stitched 1900s-style leather basketballs from Leather Head. They’re regulation-size. Designed for indoor play. And just like that NordicTrack in your office, used just for show.
Drinking Wine. Watching Cyclists.
Sadly, the Tour de France is all over come Sunday. So we’re thinking you’ll want to hit Trade’s Tour de France party that night, where you’ll join fellow race/funky-helmet appreciators, watch highlights and be presented with select French wines while hors d’oeuvres are passed around. Yes, including their fantastic flatbreads.
Going for Gold. In Shuffleboard.
Your graduate paper extolling the subtle genius that shuffleboard requires proved you’re a force of theory (ah, liberal arts). And on Wednesday, you can employ your practical mastery for shuffleboard gold at the Bar Olympics at Kings, along with competitive skee-ball, bowling and cornhole. Which was huge in ancient Greece.