Perks. Get some: 1) 25% off dapper Italian-leather shoes so comfortable, you’ll feel like you’re getting a foot massage. 2) 20% off the Equil JOT—an amazing smartpen that syncs everything you write to your devices. 3) Your very own personalized champagne sabre. Just in time for champagne-popping season.
Things to do for November 14, 2013
Grilled-Cheese Cake: A New Weekend Essential
Brevity is the soul of weekend.
Sam’s Chowder House, Part Deux
You go to Sam’s, you better see lobster rolls and chowder just... everywhere. The new one in Palo Alto makes that happen, as expected, but you might also want to explore new stuff like house-cured Monterey Bay sardines or blue-crab-and-artichoke fritters. Just throwing it out there.
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A Night with Spike Jonze
Tonight, you could grab a date and do dinner and a movie... or meet for a couple mixed drinks made with Hennessy Black, then get to the Battery for a massive film-industry party where you’ll hang out with Spike Jonze and Alexander Payne for a while. Yeah, probably that.
Finally. Ala Romana Is Here.
You know the saying: “When in Rome, feast on pumpkin arancini and Sicilian wine in a dark, woodsy restaurant.” And: “When at the top of Nob Hill, do that at Ala Romana, the new Roman-themed place from the Allegro Romano owners.” That last one hasn’t caught on yet, but it’ll get there.
So, Grilled-Cheese Cake Exists
Grilled-cheese cake [gril-ed cheez keyk] (noun): a cake comprising 24 stacked
grilled cheese sandwiches, made with sharp cheddar and monterey jack on levain bread and slathered in
cheddar cheese frosting.
Origin: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen.
Synonyms: monstrosity, game changer.
Elixir Is 10. There Will Be Brisket.
You’ve got to admit, Elixir’s 10th birthday is a pretty big deal—because it’s also Elixir’s 155th birthday. Here’s a quick refresher. 1858: the corner saloon was born. 2003: current owners took over. 2013: you go have some celebratory barbecue and punch. Banner years, all.
Attain Dodgeball Nobility Like So
There are two reasons to dodge balls on Sunday. The first is that at dodgeball tournaments, it’s a pretty wise strategy to do so. The second is that at this particular dodgeball tournament, all proceeds go to four different local charities. Your trademark duck-and-dive just got 23% more graceful.