Two Georgia lawyers with a strong eye for solid neckwear did that thing where they commissioned European mills to custom-make fabrics and then got some New York tailors to craft those fabrics into exquisite bow ties. Why don’t you get a few to wear this spring.
Things to do for April 27, 2016
A Tiki Luau, Gratis Ribs and a Violet Hour Takeover
Good things come to those who weekend.
“You Really Know Your Way Around a Power Lunch.” —Everyone
From The (New) Art of the Deal by Imperial Lamian: “Start by plying your companions with pork belly buns at our new weekday lunch. Then, calmly suggest they order the Wagyu oxtail fried rice or hand-pulled noodles. When the meal’s over, they’ll make a deal. Or at least be happier.”
The New NFL Draft Town Is Coming
Things you’ll do at this year’s NFL Draft Town, from most to least likely:
—Screw around in the virtual reality area.
—Break your best 40-yard dash time at the Combine Corner.
—Enjoy snacks from local restaurants.
—Ride the new draft Ferris wheel.
—Actually watch the entire NFL draft.
If You Can’t Find a Mother’s Day Gift Here, Well...
Your primary motive for attending the first One of a Kind Show + Sale this weekend: finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift among the hundreds of vendors slinging artwork, jewelry and wearable things. Your ulterior motive: finding something cool for yourself, too. Classic mom-related bait and switch.
They Give You Ribs, You Give Them Nothing
When you heard that Porkchop was giving away gratis ribs, gratis BBQ sliders and gratis jars of Chicago-style BBQ sauce at their West Loop location all next week, you thought there must be a catch. But... there wasn’t. So now you’re going to go. Also, you only just now heard that.
A Tiki Luau and a Violet Hour Takeover
Two James Beard–related events to attend this Sunday, in no particular order...
Cure Takes Over the Violet Hour: Wherein you eat Creole donuts and are privy to a one-night-only drink menu from New Orleans–based bar Cure.
A Tiki Luau and Pig Roast at Three Dots and a Dash: It’s... that.