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 Donuts

By Ilana Dadras

Wednesday
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.

Friday
New, From the Commodore Guys
THE TAXIDERMY

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.

Now open, The Drift, 579 Meeker Ave (between Monitor and N Henry), Brooklyn, 718-504-7776

Think Jalapeño Jelly, Bacon and Peanut Butter Glaze
THE QUALITY EATS–INSPIRED DONUT

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.

Available Jan 20-29, $4.25-$5.75, The Doughnut Project, 10 Morton St (between Bleecker and 7th), 212-691-5000

Saturday
Stevie Wonder and the Roots Approve, So...
THE JAZZ

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.

Sunday
Wherein You Get Half Off A.P.C.
THE STEALS

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.

Ongoing, A.P.C., 131 Mercer St (between Spring and Prince), 212-966-9685, and online

You’ve Always Wanted to Be a Soup Judge
THE HIGH STAKES

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.

Ilana Dadras cannot discern between situations in which sarcasm is and is not appropriate. Her favorite things include mezcal cocktails, Big Sur and writing about herself in the third person.

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