’Tis the season for Perks: 1) Sharp bicycles in limited-edition colors from California. 2) The sleek phone cases you need to conquer battery-life anxiety. 3) 25% off chocolates spiked with eggnog, scotch and rum. (Hey, anything to help you endure the holiday season.)
Things to do for December 05, 2013
Gelato, Monday Night Football and the End of Prohibition
Give the weekend two days. It’ll give you the world.
Time once again to celebrate that civic achievement known as the 21st Amendment, and all the whiskey on tap, burlesque dancers and cigarette girls that Jack Rose can throw at it. So if you own a pair of spats, now might be a good time to break them out. Then again, sneakers would work, too.
A Giant Temple of Gelato and Coffee
And now, a few facts about Dolcezza’s new gelato factory and coffee bar near Union Market:
144: Wooden crates on the wall.
17: Seats at the three-sided bar.
300: Types of gelato they’ll make throughout the year, about eight to 10 per day.
1: Pig farmer who’ll be on hand for Saturday’s grand opening, as they make bacon gelato.
Two Days Later, Drinking Is Still Legal
Repeal Day: now so big, it can’t even be contained to one day. Here’s the Craft Bartenders Guild getting into their annual act at the Hill Center. Jazz. Black tie. A cummerbund if you must. And a half-dozen local cocktail talents, joined by a few out-of-towners. They better be good.
What we have here: some haberdash-ing New Yorkers, who drive a truck around. On that truck: a 3D body scanner that can measure you for a new suit in seven minutes. Seven minutes after that: you may well have picked out your fabric. And your whiskey at the bar.
Football BBQ Deals at Acre 121
Cowboys-Bears. Maybe you have a dog in that fight, maybe not. Or maybe you’ll just ignore it as you focus on Acre 121’s pulled-pork sandwich with mustard sauce and blue-cheese slaw or the gruyère-and-cheddar mac and cheese with BBQ pork. You can pick up each for $5. Wager your savings on the over.