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.
Things to do for January 18, 2017
This Weekend, You Fulfill Your Destiny as a Soup Judge
You’ll Also Listen to World-Class Jazz Flute and Try Quality Eats–Inspired DonutsBy Ilana Dadras
New, From the Commodore Guys
This is like if you took the Commodore, moved it to rural Vermont, threw in some ursine taxidermy, wood-paneled walls, leather booths and arcade games, then plied the locals with tiki-themed Hurricanes and Alabama-white-sauce smoked-chicken sandwiches.
Think Jalapeño Jelly, Bacon and Peanut Butter Glaze
As part of a new ongoing series, the Doughnut Project will now be creating limited-release donuts inspired by their favorite restaurant dishes. This week, we’ve got a Quality Eats–inspired jalapeño-apple-filled donut topped with peanut butter glaze and Nueske’s bacon. Get ’em while they’re weird.
Stevie Wonder and the Roots Approve, So...
A little background: known as the First Lady of Flute, Bobbi Humphrey was the first woman signed to Blue Note Records. She then recorded with Lee Morgan and Stevie Wonder, and was sampled by Will Smith and the Roots. Great, now cancel your plans for Saturday, because she’s performing at Marcus Samuelsson’s underground Prohibition-themed bar, and nothing else you’ve got planned is going to top it.
Wherein You Get Half Off A.P.C.
It’s not every day you’ll find A.P.C.’s leather ankle boots, Austrian wool knit sweaters and hooded waterproof raincoats made from Italian cotton at up to 50% off. But it is today. Good day.
You’ve Always Wanted to Be a Soup Judge
Here’s where you eat as much chowder, stew and ramen made by local chefs as you can handle, then vote for your favorite, single-handedly determining the finest homemade soup in all of Brooklyn. At least part of that is true.