Things to do for July 10, 2014

The Weekender

Two New Mexican Joints and a Mechanical Bull. Weekend: Engage.

The weekend is considered to be unarmed and not dangerous.

Thursday
Better Than Bottled Water...
PERK ALERT

Better Than Bottled Water...

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.

Pinewood Isn’t Just for Nights Anymore
SANDWICH LOT

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.
MEXED SIGNALS

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
LOVE THY SABER

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.

Thursdays, 7pm, $30, Vin/Vie Bistro, 2285 Peachtree Rd NE, 404-317-7020

Much Rum and Much Art at Top Flr
RUM AND RUMMER

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.

Saturday
Ride a Bull. Bungee Jump. Eat Food.
AW TRUCKS

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.

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