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Things to do for May 08, 2014
Oyster, Bourbon-Spiked Coffee and Flowers
A weekend’s best friend is his mother.
You Really Missed La Rondalla...
It’s hard to remember the last time you had enchiladas and margaritas at La Rondalla. (2007. It closed in 2007.) Finally, it’s back, and it didn’t go changing into a gastronomic Mexiteque on you. But they did add in new stuff like carnitas. Okay, sure. Carnitas you’ll allow.
The New Oyster Situation at Ichi
First, Ichi existed. Then it moved into its bigger, more beautiful digs. And only now, the crowning achievement: an hour every weekday involving $1 oysters, $6 wings and $4 Sapporos. That’s a good hour right there.
You Found Breakfast at Trou Normand
Previously, if you went to Trou Normand at 8am, you could... stand around outside watching Yelpers going to work. Now you can go inside and have a frittata with kale, leeks and parmesan, or sausage gravy and poached egg on ciabatta, with some Four Barrel coffee. Much better.
Blackbird’s Carbonated Drinks on Tap
Summer’s coming. Kind of hard to believe. But apparently it’s a good time for carbonated cocktails on tap at Blackbird—think Pimm’s Cups, Palomas and bourbon-spiked New Orleans Coffees. Those make it easier to believe.
A Totally-Not-Last-Minute Gift for Mom
On the off chance you need a Mother’s Day gift that’s quick (but incredibly thoughtful, obviously) on Sunday, hit Unionmade’s sister shop. They’ve got the usual giftable jewelry and stuff—but also $25 Farmgirl flower arrangements at the ready. Just leave for brunch five minutes early and you’re good.