Things to do for April 17, 2014
This Weekend: Oysters and History
Weekend’s flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup.
Once upon a Time, in 1906...
April 18, 1906: the Big One hit. April 19, 1906: the Mint was still standing. April 17, 2014: the Mint is still still standing. And you’re inside, getting some Big One–related history at the FlipSide 1906 party—with pisco punch and Hog Island oysters. Mmm, history.
So Much Prime Rib at Stock in Trade
You know what today means: prime rib. Oh, you... didn’t know what today means. Well, Stock in Trade did: every Thursday now, the new chef (from Balboa) will get you 12 ounces of meat with sides like greens, horseradish mash and Yorkshire bread pudding. It’s less about the greens, though.
80% Off at Nomads. (RIP, Nomads.)
First, the bad news: Nomads is closing. Now, the good news: Nomads is closing, so everything inside is up to 80% off—think all the Fidelity jeans and Oliver Spencer chambray you could possibly need for spring. It’ll be easier to sort out your feelings in chambray.
An Old-School Jazz Brunch Awaits
In case you’re looking for a dress-up brunch on Sunday, there’s a new one at Taj Campton Place with live jazz and Indian-ish food like appam—a South Indian pancake topped with Dungeness crab, egg and curry sauce—and a mango tart. Always dress up for mango.
If Easter Baskets Had Whoopie Pies
Fun fact: this year, Easter falls on... April 20. BloomThat has a bike-delivered basket for you, filled with whoopie pies, strawberry-Nutella cotton candy and Peanut Butter Blossoms (peanut butter cookies with a Reese’s Pieces center). In case there’s some reason you’re feeling inordinately hungry.