Amazing name. Even better headphones: Fanny Wang’s noise-isolating ’phones, on Perks for 28% off the going rate. Also, your next handsome tie, courtesy of NYC’s Graham Withers: 50 bucks. Finally, we’re giving you $50 toward grooming essentials from Kiehl’s and Molton Brown. Because we care, that’s why.
Things to do for August 23, 2012
Eating the Spiciest Donut and Dancing in the Quietest Disco
The weekend pities the fool.
Tacos and Tequila on Haskell Avenue
Say hello to E Bar, your new home for Mexican fare on Haskell Avenue. It’s one of those neighborhood-y spots. The kind with carne asada tacos, enchiladas and grilled shrimp. Plus a 25-foot bar stocked with tequilas. Also: a patio. Your favorite.
Filling Your Closet with Custom Shirts
You wear shirts... roughly six days a week. So they may as well fit you like a glove. Or a handmade, perfectly tailored shirt. Here to help: Culwell & Son. The men’s shop is giving you big savings on nine colors’ worth of bespoke shirts. We’re partial to the eight that aren’t helio.
The Quietest Disco of All Time
Dancing... Flashing lights... Loud music... Polyester... Yes, we’re talking about a disco. Except in this case, a silent one (and with fewer leisure suits). See, the Green Elephant’s hosting a headphone-wearing silent disco Friday. With fire dancers. And lasers. And live art. And people using their inside voices.
Eating a Bunch of Insanely Hot Donuts
Mark your calendars. Hypnotic Donuts is hosting a “World’s Spiciest Donut” eating contest. The ingredients: think habaneros, Tabasco and those pesky ghost chilies (in frosting form). Win, and you get a trophy. Also, one free jalapeño-topped donut every week for the rest of 2012. Or until you get sick of eating jalapeño donuts.
Cheesesteaks on a Motherf**king Truck
Here’s some breaking cheesesteak news: we’ve got more of them. And they’ve gone mobile, courtesy of those fine grilled-cheese purveyors at Ruthie’s. Come Monday, they’ll be at Preston and Frankford serving things like cheesesteaks with bacon and blue cheese. So... a light lunch.