Your Perks: 1) Chocolates infused with champagne and other buzz-inducing concoctions, just in time for Valentine’s Day. 2) 30% off some of Italy’s most coveted ties, made in Lake Como. 3) 30% off Karma—a tiny box that turns you into a walking wi-fi hotspot. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt... much.
Things to do for January 30, 2014
Bourbon, Boots and Secret After-Dark BBQ
Let’s just say the weekend is Bruno Mars’s stunt double.
Thought You’d Be into Boots and Bourbon
This is an event called “Boots and Bourbon.” They have boots and bourbon. The boots are Wolverine and Red Wing kind of boots, the bourbon is punch, and there are Taylor Stitch overshirts you can’t get elsewhere. But “Boots and Bourbon and Overshirts” was less catchy.
A Tale of Two Chinese New Year Dinners
There are two ways to celebrate Chinese New Year. Well, there are a lot, but let’s just focus on the traditional—a 10-course banquet of stir-fried lobster for 10 people at M.Y. China—or the... Hakkasan. Hakkasan will have a lion dance on Friday. Huh. Might have to do both.
Piles and Piles of Ice Cream Sandwiches
Winter is the time for startling discoveries. Like the discovery that there’s no bad time for an ice cream sandwich. Go to either of the new Over the Moons, and you can pick up a premade sandwich or invent your own, with whiskey-praline ice cream... or other ice cream.
After Dark, Ironside Changes...
By day, Ironside is still Ironside. By night, it’s now a barbecue spot. So come by after dark with a date for a carnal session of pulled pork, ribs and cheddar grits. And the next day, it’ll just be normal Ironside again. Sort of like the barbecue version of Ladyhawke.
Pendleton plaid. Raleigh denim. Gant preppiness. Good beer. These are all pretty fundamental things. You can never have too much of them. So go to Seedstore’s big sale, with lots of this stuff at 40% off, and then go find some good beer.