Things to do for February 13, 2014
Your Weekend: Date Spots, Hawaiian Pop-Ups and Royal Suits
The weekend needs a shovel.
Cheese. Wine. Need We Say More...
“Hey, how about we go out for some Welsh rarebit?” Not bad as far as opening lines go. And you could use it at this new cheese-and-wine bar. But you’re probably better off talking about the 16 wines by the glass and their library of cheeses, some of which find their way into mac and cheese. Now it’s a date.
Your Royal Suit Has Arrived
Nice suit you’ve got there. If only it were a bit more... royal. Enter Benson & Clegg, the onetime official tailor to George VI and current provider of medals and blazer buttons to Prince Charles. Order a suit. They’ll send your data to London and spend 50 hours making it. Feel free to add your coat of arms.
All Bitterness, All the Time
In case you have... alternative plans this Valentine’s Day, Jack Rose has just the thing for you: Cupid’s Last Dance, a bitter concoction of two amaros, bitters and grappa, garnished with a flaming, torn heart. (Okay, actually an orange peel.)
Out with Spain, In with Maui
No longer will you need to chase down a truck to get your fix of Spam sushi. (We know. Phew.) The Hula Girl food truck is going brick-and-mortar for a few weeks in the old Pulpo spot. Expect surfboards, root beer ribs and whole pig roasts at brunch. Wear a turtleneck under your Hawaiian shirt.
A Valentine’s Day Chef on Call
You may know about the Postmates app, where drivers deliver you all kinds of useful stuff. But not usually people. That changes tomorrow night, when they’ll be sending chefs around to cook three-course meals in your house. The trick: reservations open only an hour beforehand. So yeah, have a plan B.