Your Perks: 1) A sleek carafe that uses charcoal to naturally mineralize your drinking water. (It’s an ancient Japanese thing.) 2) A summer six-pack of rich, crisp, Tuscany-bred Chianti—for $105. 3) A Perks-approved deal on any work of art at Crated—the Internet’s newest art gallery. A little culture never killed anyone.
Things to do for July 10, 2014
Two New Mexican Joints and a Mechanical Bull. Weekend: Engage.
The weekend is considered to be unarmed and not dangerous.
Pinewood Isn’t Just for Nights Anymore
Normally you don’t associate sandwiches with a place that has the words “tippling room” in the name. Nonetheless, the Pinewood just opened for lunch with a bunch of them: fried-bologna sandwiches, Hatch-chili sandwiches, cornmeal-crusted-catfish sandwiches. Relax. You can still tipple.
Two New Mexican Restaurants. Yay.
A pair of Mexican spots just quietly opened. There’s La Hacienda, which has a hidden rooftop patio and lots of tequila. And then there’s Tierra Mexicana, a more lunch-friendly Glenwood Park spot that took over... another Mexican spot. Maybe pour a little tequila out for that guy.
Taking Blade to Bottle at Vin/Vie
So 2005: popping champagne.
So 2008: having someone else saber your champagne.
So tonight: going to a Buckhead patio, getting a quick lesson from an expert saberer and then taking your own blade to your own bottle.
So tomorrow: hopefully still having hands.
Much Rum and Much Art at Top Flr
Tonight won’t go much differently from other nights. You’ll go to a bar (say, Top Flr). You’ll peruse local art from Myles Williams (say, a painting of some guy with a burger). You’ll receive a gratis drink (say, a rum-based one called Wow, It Really Works!). And wow, it really works.
Ride a Bull. Bungee Jump. Eat Food.
The Atlanta Street Food Festival is back again. But it’s a little different this year. Take the fact that there’s a mechanical bull and a bungee jump setup. And new trucks on the roster like AngelFire7 BBQ and Biscoff European Café. Remember to wait 30 minutes before mechanical bulling.