Travel season is upon us and we here at Perks think you deserve more...or actually, a lot less. So we're taking a round three-digit number off your flight. We're just good like that.
Things to do for May 21, 2009
Free Pizza, Soft Shell Crabs and Beer Gardening
The weekend is going long.
Now being served: soft-shell crabs fresh from the Chesapeake Bay. For now, they're served deep-fried with a peppery aioli-based sauce on a bed of watercress. Blasphemy, you say? Hardcore traditionalists who prefer their crabs the Old Bay way can BYO-OB.
When a particular happy hour is this good—like free-pizza good—it's worth a reminder. This is that reminder: at Palio D'Asti, order two drinks and you'll get your pick from four tasty pies—including the prosciutto-topped Pizza Capricciosa and the meaty Siciliana—gratis. Check your spicy meatball jokes at the door.
Since nothing beats sinking a cold one after completing the Nicasio Loop, this bike-friendly beer garden—offering 30 brews—will be a great pit stop. No bike, no problem: load up on the fresh-grilled burgers and German sausages and hope that someone will peddle your satiated self home.
Dust off your fake French accent for a few games of pétanque, played on three different playing surfaces (standard, indoor and bar-top). Not coincidentally, M-S just released its new Pétanque line of vino, which you can, of course, sample—presumably alongside Audrey Tautou look-alikes picking at their baguette sammies.
Short of hopping a last-minute plane to N'awlins, this is about as Big Easy as your weekend will get: endless crawfish, house-made sausage and ears of corn, not to mention beers by Louisiana favorites Abita Andygator—crack a couple open on the porch to enhance the mood.