This week Perks brings you an overflowing gift basket to help deal with this Valentine's Day business—lingerie, bedroom playthings and other unmentionable accoutrements. Approach with wild abandon.
Things to do for February 05, 2009
Meat Carts, Treasure Hunts and Tight Denim
The weekend is going to have a beer.
Gran Bollito Misto Festa at Poggio
At this once-a-year meat spectacular, Poggio brings out their custom-made heated Italian meat cart (kind of dim-sum style) and rolls it to your table, then you choose among chicken, veal, sausage and oxtail and they slice it for you tableside. We recommend a headband for the inevitable meat sweats.
Catch next year's Slumdog starting tonight when IndieFest kicks off in all its outside-the-system glory. First up: Somers Town from the UK. Then: an after-party with live perfs, cans of PBR, catering from Whole Foods and the strong likelihood of finding the social Ebert to your Roeper.
Retro Arrivals at Sui Generis
You already knew to check out this Market shop for prime deals on high-end labels like Prada and Issey Miyake. Now you can outfit your '70s Pacino and '80s Marlboro Man looks in the newly refurbished area near the back of the store.
Instead of spending all day drinking on the couch, round up your fittest, SF-history-buffest crew for this Amazing Race meets Bay Area Backroads treasure hunt through the streets of North Beach, Chinatown and Telegraph Hill. Then resume the lounging and drinking.