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
Ron Burgundy, Rum Bars and Late-Night Eats
The weekend has no ulterior motives.
A Pizza Assembly Line on H
Amid white tiles and vintage photos of H Street, you’ll customize your pie from myriad sauce, dough and topping options. In 90 seconds, your pie will travel through a conveyor oven, giving you just enough time to pick one of the canned microbeers. Or, you know, a salad.
A Pool Party with Ron Burgundy Tonight
Here’s a pool you can jump in tonight. While watching Anchorman. Get there early for Burgundy-centric trivia and costume contests (warning: polyester doesn’t breathe). Admission includes a drink ticket, which you’ll undoubtedly use for scotchy scotch. Milk would be a bad choice.
An Art Gallery That Serves Rum at 1am
Statements you’ll make at this new Latin-themed art-gallery-cum-bar: “This mural clearly explores themes of alienation and struggle.” “This rum sure is tasty.” They’re open late, so you’ll want to stop by when you’re in need of tacos, DJs, Presidente beer... and clever use of shadow and color.
Bar Pilar Keeps Cranking Late Night
Your biggest problem as the clock strikes midnight: the relative lack of halibut ceviche and suckling pig. No more, as Bar Pilar dishes its small plates upstairs until 1am. Think charcuterie, snacks and more adventurous eats like trout roe with sunny-side egg. You like to settle your late-night bets with caviar anyway.
A Marriage of Kayaking and Limoncello
Things to do in West Virginia: kayak down a lazy stretch of the Shenandoah for the afternoon. Then on to your reward: visiting a tiny boutique distillery that specializes in limoncello, Italian-style cordials... and snow cones made with the same.