Things to do for October 05, 2016

You May One Day Sleep Inside of Abbey Road Studios

But This Weekend, You’ll Settle for a Hangover-Curing Sandwich and the Most Stylish of Road Trips

By Ilana Dadras

Faster than the speed of weekend.

Wherein You Sleep Inside Abbey Road Studios
DEAR ABBEY

Wherein You Sleep Inside Abbey Road Studios

First, you’ve got to wax poetic about a song that was recorded in Abbey Road Studios. Then, you’ve got to win this Airbnb contest. Then, and only then, you and three friends will be flown to London, be given a tour by Mark Ronson (naturally), have a chance to record a hit single and sleep right there in North London’s most famous townhouse. And... go.

A Vending Machine for Short Stories, Is All
PLOT TWIST

A Vending Machine for Short Stories, Is All

French train stations—plus one Francis Ford Coppola–owned San Francisco café—are now housing some very different vending machines. Step up, input how much time you’ve got to kill before your train (or your pizza) arrives, and said machines will spit out complimentary short stories or poems to entertain you while you wait. It was the next logical progression after candy bars.

Your Hangover Has Met Its Match
SOAK IT UP

Your Hangover Has Met Its Match

Your checklist for a hungover Sunday morning in Portugal now involves sunglasses, Advil and this ambitious sandwich. It’s got cheese-covered bread, thin-cut steak, ham, pork sausage and an egg, plus a side of fries, doused in tomato-beer gravy. Friends, this is the Francesinha. Maybe don’t have two.

A New York Times Drinks Writer on the Historical Merits of TGI Fridays
DRINK IT OVER

A New York Times Drinks Writer on the Historical Merits of TGI Fridays

Robert Simonson just released a book that tells the tale of how we all came to live in the golden era of cocktails. It’s called A Proper Drink. It’s good stuff. It’s also why we sat down with him last week to talk favorite bartenders, history and the mixology revival. And TGI Fridays, somehow.

And Off to the Grenadines You Go
SANDS OF TIME

And Off to the Grenadines You Go

This three-square-mile island near Barbados is now home to an array of newly built suites and villas. They’ve got three-tiered tanning decks, infinity pools, digitally controlled guest suites, a swim-up bar and other things you might be into. Massage huts come to mind.

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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