Your Perks: 1) Vintage Rolexes. Today is totally the day you take the plunge. 2) Cigars made from carefully aged Dominican tobacco. Your barbecues wouldn’t be the same without them. 3) Bold shirts and polos from a Milanese brand that’s achieved international acclaim. No big whoop.
Things to do for May 21, 2015
Lawn Games, a New Patio and More Mad Men
In the key of weekend major.
Two Newbury Street Sales. Go Get ’Em.
Rapidly developing at Gant: Lightweight button-downs, baseball jackets and ’60s,
Bond-length swim trunks reduced by 40%.
Spinning out of control at Ted Baker: 30% off linen bomber jackets, leather bags and other things you’ll want for an imminent summer road trip. They’re basically daring you.
When Boston Pops Met Mad Men
You might think you’ve seen the last of Mad Men. You haven’t. Because tonight, the Boston Pops will play a selection of Draper-era hits while the original cast of Jersey Boys sings the lyrics. No word on whether or not they’ll weigh in on the Stan-Peggy controversy.
The Back Bay Dumpling Rush Is Here
Chinatown’s Dumpling Café has a sibling now. It’s called Dumpling Palace. You’ll find the same soup dumplings and Taiwanese fried chicken here, plus new additions like shrimp dumplings and fried pork buns. That’s what makes it a palace.
Guess Who Has a Patio (It’s Bar Boulud)
So a genie granted you three wishes. And you requested:
—A gazillion dollars.
—A new 38-seat terrace at Bar Boulud where you’ll consume snapper crudo and rosé for the rest of the foreseeable summer.
You forgot to ask for infinite wishes again, didn’t you?
Lawn Games and Goat at Loyal Nine
Should you attend Loyal Nine’s Memorial Day lawn party this weekend? This should help you decide:
Points For: Cornhole, beer, oysters, clams, pork ribs and an entire roasted goat.
Points Against: You could always roast an entire goat at home.
It sort of made its own case there.