Perks outfits you for summer with portable grills, swim trunks and cigarette cases from Alpha, along with other miscellany. We suggest keeping them all in your trunk for barbecue-related emergencies.
Things to do for June 18, 2009
Unlimited Bloody Marys, Surf Parties and Beer-termissions
The weekend is feeling fatherly.
Borrowing a concept that started in Tokyo, this über-hip event brings together some of the smartest architects, entrepreneurs and inventors on the planet to present 20 slides lasting 20 seconds each, giving each savant about six minutes of talk time before the next presenter is on the clock. Sort of like speed dating without the dating. Plus, there's a Grolsch beer-termission in the middle. We love beer-termissions.
Your go-to spot for reasonably priced Italian fare, Cantina 27, expands with a second location a few miles north on the beach. The menu is practically identical with $11 bowls of homemade pasta and plenty of bottles of wine for less than $40. The dining room is bigger here, so bring friends.
How does one celebrate all things surf-related? With an $8 beer and BBQ buffet from noon to 3pm, free stand-up paddleboard sessions from 3-6pm and 15 percent off the entire store. Plus, girls in bikinis. Just saying.
Just because it's Dad's day doesn't mean you should be ignored, mistreated or sober. At the Palms on Sunday, your dad gets a 50-minute massage and an intriguingly futuristic AquaSalt treatment in the ol' hydracapsule (sort of like a bath pod), but then the two of you get 20 percent off lunch at the hotel's fine Essensia restaurant, plus unlimited leering access to the pool and beach all day long.
Endless Bloody Marys at Cafe Prima Pasta
If you're looking for something fairly low-key but with the potential to get lampshade-on-head-level crazy, head to this Italian favorite, offering dads half off the entire menu from 4-6pm and—prepare for this—gratis refills on Bloody Marys and wines all night long. Don't think of it as an early dinner. It's more like a late, late brunch.