Your final Perks of 2013: 1) Supremely elegant, old-timey maps of the world’s most iconic cities. For 50% off. 2) Up to 25% off pocket-size power grids—so you never have to deal with dead-phone anxiety again. 3) A four-pack of Tuscany’s best wines. This is what feasts are made for.
Things to do for December 26, 2013
Rockabilly, Accordions and Bottomless Punch: It’s NYE
The weekend cautions you to watch for flying corks.
Might as well get things started off early. If you need extra incentive, here’s 20 rare beers to sweeten the deal. All afternoon and night, Meridian Pint is pouring 10 sour drafts, as well as 10 drafts that have been aging in its cellar for two years. You’ve had your eye on this since 2011.
Five Courses of Indulgence at 1789
And now, for a preemptive strike against your resolutions, 1789 is rolling out all the good stuff: five courses of caviar, foie gras, prime rib with lobster, white-truffle gnocchi and panna cotta with champagne gelée. Yes, of course there are wine pairings.
Baked clams. Upright bass. Lamb Bolognese. Trombones. Veal parmesan. Clarinets. What we’re talking about: Bryan Voltaggio’s NYE supper club at Range, featuring the Boardwalk Empire–esque Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. They’ll also be rolling out never-ending punch bowls for the table. Nucky would approve.
Down the Russian Rabbit Hole
As soon as you sit down at Mari Vanna, they’ll set you up with a bottle of bubbly and some caviar before dinner. Then things get a bit unexpected, in the form of an accordion player, Russian Santa Claus and karaoke. Although now that we just told you, you can expect it.
New Year’s Rockabilly Eve at Pilar
You may not have a muscle car. You may not have a Schott leather jacket. But you do love Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis. And you can certainly find some industrial-strength hair products. Anyway, Bar Pilar’s hosting a rockabilly-themed party. Might want to curl your top lip up, too.