Your Perks: 1) Smokeless fireplaces that go on a desk or hang on a wall and pair well with wine. And fall. 2) A stunning Italian corkscrew. Marvel at it. Or, you know, open a Bordeaux with it. 3) A couple grooming kits with face wash, moisturizer, aftershave and the like. Treat your face right.
Things to do for October 30, 2014
Alaskan Beer, a Tiki Bar and Your Next Coffee
Let’s hear it for Weekend Bumgarner.
A Crucial App for Preordering Coffee
About your next coffee: the Square Order app now has something called “arrival prediction” technology... which basically means you can preorder your cup at places like Blue Bottle and Four Barrel. Which means your coffee will be ready when you get there. Which means technology has officially peaked.
Good Evening. Your Fudgsicle Is Served.
The two most beautiful words in the English language: “whiskey neat.” Even if you happen to be ordering chocolate truffles. Sixth Course is open, a little five-stool post-dinner drop-in, and you might also find a spiked fudgsicle or a Samoa-like coconut chocolate cake thing. Yup, Samoa-like.
“Halloween Mai Tais” Has a Nice Ring
Nothing against spending Halloween in some fog-filled warehouse party. But if you want mai tais, a bamboo-lined stage floating on an aquamarine pool and a DJ named Frenchy Le Freak... well, you have a unique vision of what Halloween means to you. So does Tonga Room.
Mikkeller Bar’s Good on Alaskan Beer
On the list of things you might want to import from Alaska for Halloween, we’d assume eight Alaskan beers would occupy the first eight slots. Then maybe a reindeer? Never a bad time for a reindeer. Anyway, Mikkeller Bar is sticking with the beer part.
You Are Probably Not Ready for This
This is tough to acknowledge. Just... let’s all take a second. See, once Halloween is over and done, Big 4 has gotten it in their heads that you’ll be ready for a four-course dinner paired with Anchor Brewing’s new... Christmas ale. Already. No. Absolutely not. Okay. Maybe.