To guarantee you look sharp this summer: 50 extra bucks at Lyonstate, where you can pick up handsomeness from A.P.C., Herschel and others. Also: 33% off top-notch grooming essentials (Baxter shaving creams, Kiehl’s hair gels...) and 25% off this game-changing device that turns any hard surface into a speaker. Your summer playlist deserves it.
Things to do for May 23, 2013
Hogs, DJs, 200 Bow Ties and Jack Spade
Strike while the weekend’s hot.
Call-Ahead Lunch Service at No. 246
Since the dawn of time, people have eaten lunch. But somehow, there’s never been a call-ahead ordering system at No. 246. Yep. Until now. Just preorder your lunch over the phone (say, ziti and meatballs), and when you arrive, they’ll serve it to you. Time is ziti and meatballs.
Breaking the World Record in Bow Tying
All the bow ties you’ve ever tied have been building up to... tonight. Apparently. See, a bow tie company is attempting a Guinness world record by knotting 200 bow ties in three minutes. You’ll go to a private club in Buckhead. Knot some knots. Drink some drinks and call it a Thursday. Weird. Great.
A Sale on Top of a Sale at Jack Spade
We know. You’ve got a lot on your plate this weekend. But make sure you stop by Jack Spade at some point, too. They’re taking an extra 25% off sale items like iPad sleeves, wallets and blue canvas messenger bags. Messenger bag. Spatula holster. Same thing.
Optimist. Party. Alabama Shakes Guy.
A year ago, the Optimist opened. Your standard for oyster bars changed forever. And this Saturday, they’re throwing themselves a fish fry. Oh, and the keyboard player for the Alabama Shakes will be there. He’s going to play music for you while you eat fish. Smile. That’s wonderful news.
Here’s Your Memorial Day BBQ
You don’t require much on Memorial Day. Just five DJs spinning old-school songs, two whole hogs, tons of slaw and the freedom to BYOB. Related: the Bone Lick guys are arranging all that at Grant Park. There’s a good chance it’s your best option.