Your Perks: 1) An umbrella that’s rip-proof, weightless and practically built for “historic” winter storms. 2) A high-precision fitness band that analyzes your every move. Tell your personal trainer he’s fired. 3) Chanel. Chocolates. Steak dinner. Basically everything your Valentine’s Day requires.
Things to do for January 29, 2015
Beers, Bubbly and a VW Van to Sonoma
Here’s hoping for no weekend malfunction.
The European’s Bubbly-Only Happy Hour
“Happy hour.” One of those phrases that just has a certain... connotation. You know, all those nice-looking people sitting around, talking about life and drinking Nouveaus (with cava, sloe gin and lemon) and Lucano Mules (with cava, ginger and lemon). Best to avoid. No, wait, that actually sounds nice.
A Winter-Boot Sale at Gimme Shoes
Yup. Still winter. Which means you should head to a Gimme Shoes shop to pick up something boot-ish from Rag & Bone, Fiorentini + Baker or N.D.C.—for up to 60% off. Because you’re only as happy as your feet and wallet are.
A Vintage VW Van to Take You to Sonoma
If you’ve toured Sonoma in a 1971 VW van, sorry we’ve yet to meet. If not, go do that with five of your friends via Vantigo. They’ll pick you up in the city, take you on a trip to four wineries and get you back by 5pm. Efficient vans.
And Here Are Your Game-Day Options
4505 Meats: In the Mission, bacon-burger patties, wings, charcuterie platters and
23-inch sandwiches. On Divisadero, a 50-wings party pack, chorizo con queso and smoked pork.
Salumeria: Platters with cured meat, cheese, hummus, fried chicken fingers and fonduta sandwiches.
Ad Hoc: Buttermilk fried chicken buckets. BBQ poutine. General Napa-ness.
Lots of Strong Beers This Month
Strong Beer Month is back. A refresher: it’s that monthlong festival where 21st Amendment and Magnolia Brewery each present six higher-than-8.5% beers on tap, like 21st Amendment’s 12% Red Titan and Magnolia’s Tweezer Tripel. Didn’t think the word “tweezer” would show up here, did you.