This week, we’re sending you a box of white truffles fit for the world’s best restaurants—including the French Laundry and Masa—directly from Italy, for 25% off. Your other Perks: classic cocktails by the bottle (all made from extremely rare booze) and 25% off the revolutionary fitness device Pear Mobile.
Things to do for November 15, 2012
Heavy Metal, Ties and Gin-Related Field Trips
Now that the country is healed, the weekend turns to gravy.
Farmhouse Dining near Eastern Market
You’ve got a destination for your next foodie date: this narrow, second-floor space over Acqua Al 2, featuring whitewashed wood, candlelight and an exposed pantry opposite the open kitchen. On your plate: four or eight mysterious courses, identified only as things like “fowl” or “hazelnut.” It adds to the intrigue.
Your Winter Ties Are Here
You’ve got a party or two coming up. And while you may not have to adorn your neck, you’ll probably want to. Start with these ties by Gentry, handmade in Los Angeles—thin, wool and in patterns like black-and-gray herringbone and green tartan. Sure to be a winner at your clan’s holiday party.
You’re always looking for new things to pair with your porters and IPAs. May we suggest skull-crushing riffs and double bass drumbeats. Tomorrow, Port City hosts a late happy hour in their tasting room, soundtracked by demonic heavy metal. So better make it clear if you’re flashing the devil’s horns or asking for two beers.
An Entire Day Devoted to Gin
You’ll start at New Heights’ Gin Joint bar for cocktails and snacks. Then it’s off to New Columbia Distillers for four hours of tours, tastings, bottling and labeling of the new Green Hat Gin. At which point you’ll be an expert. Good thing they’re bringing you back to where you can get more gin.
A Red-Meat Deal at Morton’s
Educated guess: you weren’t around when the Georgetown Morton’s opened in 1982. No matter. You can still grab a three-course tasting menu for 30 bucks as they celebrate the milestone. No rib eye sandwich, baked onion soup or crème brûlée is safe from you.