There are good dates, bad dates and “I’m taking you to a secret rooftop alpine lodge to have homemade biscuits and chicken and waffles and maybe a couple mimosas” dates. This concerns the latter. Perks is hooking you and a special someone up with VIP access to an exclusive brunch for two. Remember: use this power wisely.
Things to do for February 08, 2017
Grab a Date. A Lot of Worthy Outings This Weekend.
Sade Night, Meatballs and Tarot Readings, and French Love Potion DrinksBy Ilana Dadras
Go Ahead, Take the Love Test
French perfumers Sous le Manteau have set up shop at the Pierre for a couple weeks. Show up with a date. Take what they’re calling a love test. Hope you pass it. Consult a perfumer about which scent based on a 19th-century French love potion most suits you. Then head to their particularly opulent bar, the Rotunda, where they’ve got five cocktails inspired by the scents. And that’s just about all the perfume-based activity you’ll be able to handle.
It’s Sade Night at Kinfolk
Specifically, Valentine’s edition of Sade night at Kinfolk. And so, it’s where the resident Sade DJ will be spinning their hits, B-sides, remixes and maybe even some other love songs, too. And so, it might not be too presumptuous to make sure your apartment’s in good order for afterward.
We Found Love in a Hopeless Meatball Shop
At the Meatball Shop’s Valentine’s party, you’ll enjoy buffalo chicken balls and vodka cocktails, then maybe even indulge a date with their tarot and crystal readers. Oh, and everyone will leave with a custom love spell (whatever that means). Came for the Meatballs, Stayed for the Love Spells: The Story of You.
Okay, Yeah, This Is in Hoboken. Wait, Keep Reading.
Then: A 30-ton coal oven made bread so good that Frank Sinatra would have loaves of it
brought to him, wherever he was in the world.
Now: It’s back, in part-bar, part-bakery form, still churning out bread from that 30-ton coal oven. And it might (might) just be worth a trip to Hoboken.
What’s Up Under Cape House
The recently opened New England–style clam shack Cape House is soft-opening their basement music space this weekend. Yep, right where Max Cellar used to be. This time around, you can expect old-school techno, disco and house. Clams and techno, together at last.