Okay, you get to open one present early this year.
Just as long as it's Dopolavoro, a beautifully curated delicatessen and market of fine goods that's opening Wednesday in Downtown from the owners of Terroni. Check it out.
Dopolavoro means "after-work." As in, you're hitting this diminutive, highly attractive, double-chambered, European-inspired market beside Terroni "after work" to bring delicious things back home or to your pending outdoor affair.
Anyway, go there. And while there, observe the...
Pasta lab. Where a mortal being makes pasta behind glass, allowing you to pick up fresh tagliatelle and a jar of housemade Bolognese to make for dinner. You can watch if you like to watch.
Wine. Lots of great niche picks from the old world. Or you can always just pick up an acclaimed Prosecco and call it a day.
Ingredients for your next dinner party. It's an oasis for people who love to cook. With carefully selected goods like Rocker Bros steaks, imported cheeses, exquisite charcuterie, par-baked Spanish and French loaves, and all the duck fat, vermouth vinegar, Carolina Gold rice and Szechuan peppercorns the heart could desire.
Prepared foods. In addition to phenomena like ham Iberico-flavored potato chips, you'll find a rotating selection of Terroni-made meals like meatballs or lasagna ready for you to take home.
Where there are no draconian rules about eating chips before dinner.