A few essentials now that the leaves are turning: a seriously handsome, fully canvassed tweed jacket, hand-sewn by Brooklyn’s Rifle Quality, for 35% off. A stock of excellent (and rare) wines from around the world. And some sharp wool ties and pocket squares from Pierrepont Hicks—all 40% off.
Things to do for October 11, 2012
Absinthe, Bacon-Washed Bourbon and... Morocco
The weekend, oddly, comes down to Delaware vs. Wisconsin.
Six New Absinthe Drinks at Napoleon
It’s absinthe month. Well, not officially, but it might as well be. Ground zero: Napoleon, which has rolled out six new absinthe drinks, from classics like the Sazerac and Corpse Reviver to newer efforts like the Green Beast (absinthe, lime, simple syrup). Also a nice idea for a Halloween costume.
Your happy hour options are pushing their way into nontraditional happy hour... hours. Like on Friday and Saturday nights at the new Uptown Tap House, where an RSVP gets your group two hours’ worth of half-price drafts and cocktails. Next up: finding an after-hours happy hour.
Here’s a New Boat. Better Name It.
Your chariot awaits. Okay, so it’s really your kayak, not your chariot. The folks at River & Trail Outfitters, who ply their trade on the Shenandoah and the Potomac, are letting go of used and new boats for as little as $200. You can use the savings toward a wetsuit.
Welcome to the Bacon-Bourbon Revolution
Time to pick up a new skill. No, not basic plumbing or starting a fire in the wilderness. Infusing liquors with bacon, sesame oil and other sources of fat. And then making cocktails with them. Hey, it could come in useful. Besides, they’ll serve you grilled cheese, too.
Because You Need a Moroccan Chandelier
You may have taken a date or two to Marrakesh restaurant. If you never did, well, it’s too late. But you can still get a piece of it, as they auction the whole thing off—tapestries, chandeliers and, while you’re at it, a 135-bottle liquor collection and a giant cooler. No word on a belly dancer.