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
This Weekend, There Will Be Sausage Waffles
It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the weekend.
Ah, yes, 1863: a great year for plaids, tribal prints and Gettysburg Addresses. So much so that Pendleton dipped into their nearly 150-year archives for inspiration for their Portland Collection of jackets, shirts and sweaters. It’s launching in SF tonight, over gratis Manhattans and Old Fashioneds. Lincoln would approve.
Check Your Phone. Get a Drink.
Your phone... without it, you feel naked. So double-check that you’re wearing pants, then head to this device-free, RSVP-only happy hour. You’ll check your phone at the door (or leave it at home) and be rewarded with drink specials and donation-based massages. Hopefully, your Instagram followers won’t organize a manhunt...
Ad Hoc’s Making Cocktails Now
Wine’s great and all, but sometimes you want choices. Thomas Keller understands. That’s why his team at Ad Hoc is diving into the cocktail thing—bourbon-based London Prides, rum-spiked Thyme Wasteds and Huckleberry Coolers. Diving figuratively, of course.
Dim Sum Debuts at Shanghai
The dim sum cart. Fun and interactive, but... you never know how long that food’s been sitting there. Shanghai presents another way: made-to-order dumplings and pork buns, delivered right to your table. It’s amazing no one has thought of this before.
It’s called Waffletoberfest. It’s magnificent. It’s: Chrissy’s Waffles, taking over Biondivino for a morning of apple-cider-donut waffles (made with chunks of donuts from Bob’s) and sausage-and-potato waffles (using 4505’s apple calvados sausage). Oh, and there will be prosecco cordials. You never eat unpaired waffles.