Just as the Mayans predicted, big things are happening. For starters, you’ve got huge Perks at The Standard Downtown’s new ping-pong club, SPiN. Also: Cole Haan wants to give you $100 off their dapper shoes and more. Crazy, but true. Finally, you’re getting 33% off last-minute gifts from Standard Goods. You know, just in case.
Things to do for December 20, 2012
Because Your Weekend Needs More Pork Buns
The weekend was filmed at 48 frames per second.
Public School 310 Opens. With Beer.
You don’t exactly miss homework. But there’s a certain nostalgia in a school-themed bar whose beer list is kept on a composition notebook and whose three-hour daily “recess” heavily involves PB&J sliders. Here’s hoping for detention.
A Fancy Shoeshine Stop
You’re at the Grove. Buying some presents. Dodging fake snowflakes and Mario Lopez. Goes without saying, you might need to take a load off. Maybe get an old-school shoeshine. Check out the new stand near the valet—stocked with three chairs, a flat-screen and take-home shine kits. Sure, those fit in a stocking.
The Hermosillo Gets Pork Buns
You were in Highland Park, having wine at Hermosillo—that new spot from some Covell guys. You waved over a cheese plate. Problem: there was no cheese plate. No food at all, actually. Problem solved: now there is. Think steamed pork buns, fried pickles and crispy brussels sprouts. And yes, a cheese plate.
Soon: New A.O.C. First: This.
So, big A.O.C. news: after 10 years, it’s moving into the Il Covo spot. But before that launches, there’s a pop-up called Barbershop happening upstairs. It’s... not a barbershop. Rather: a chef’s table for 16. That’s it. Two seatings. Six courses. Six wines. You like those odds.