Things to do for January 18, 2017

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There’s a New Swiss Chalet That’s a Front-Runner

By Ilana Dadras

This Wine Won’t Drink Itself
FROM PERKS

This Wine Won’t Drink Itself

Drinking wine: it’s pretty fun. Thinking about what wine to drink: not quite so much. Fortunately, Perks is doing the thinking for the both of you, hooking you up with six bottles of a little Spanish gem called the 2014 “Tres Picos” Garnacha. Wine Spectator placed it in their Top 100 Wines of 2016. But it hasn’t let success go to its head.

What Al Pastor Dreams Are Made Of
PORK IN THE ROAD

What Al Pastor Dreams Are Made Of

Throughout Mexico City you’ll find many a stoic old man, standing guard in front of his taqueria’s al pastor spits, eager to quell any pork-related cravings you may be having. Here, one writer shares the history of this blessed food, along with his favorite spots in the city to procure it. Important intel, indeed.

This, Because Valentine’s Day Is Imminent
CHOC IT TO ME

This, Because Valentine’s Day Is Imminent

We’d venture to guess your significant other would appreciate this card-shaped piece of chocolate bearing the laser-engraved message of your choosing. If you’re experiencing writer’s block, we’re here to help.

And Off to a Swiss Chalet You Go
FONDUE DILIGENCE

And Off to a Swiss Chalet You Go

First of all, it’s a 136-room chalet nestled at the foot of the snow-topped Bernese Alps. Second of all, they’ve got a tapas-filled cave, a mountain concierge to facilitate your snowbound adventuring and hot-air balloons to assist you in soaring over the surrounding mountains. Third of—nah, that’ll just about do it.

Only the Largest of American Sports Bar Screens
DREAM BIG

Only the Largest of American Sports Bar Screens

There’s a Buffalo sports bar with a television spanning two stories. But then, there’s also a spot in Vegas with stadium-style seating and 100 HDTVs. Oh, and there’s a 144-square-foot LED screen in a New York Four Seasons. Wherever you want to watch the Super Bowl is fine with us, but do yourself a favor and make it one of these spots.

What Were All Those Turtles Doing on the Grounds of the Vatican?
TAKE ME TO CHURCH

What Were All Those Turtles Doing on the Grounds of the Vatican?

Does the papal breakfast always involve so many donuts? Is the young pope’s affinity for Cherry Coke Zero really just incredibly innovative product placement, paid for by Coca-Cola? The first episode of The Young Pope aired this past Sunday, and here are the 13 moments that felt more magnificently ridiculous than not.

These Bombers Will Carry You Through Till Spring
PUFF PUFF PASS

These Bombers Will Carry You Through Till Spring

You’ve still got a few months of abominable weather to get through before spring. And before it gets better, it’ll (probably) get worse. So here are 10 warm, puffy and generally winter-grade bomber jackets to help you survive the winter while also looking more handsome than everyone else. Don’t thank us, thank Ovadia & Sons, Coach and Our Legacy.

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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