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
Sushi Happy Hour, Workday BBQ and Rooftop Pools
The bad news: this luxe store is closing its men's side (save for tees, ties and accessories) leaving fewer opportunities for buckets of beer while you shop. The good news: you get 50 percent off everything from Rag & Bone button-downs to Acne jeans, now until they're gone.
Fresh, quality sushi isn't exactly what comes to mind as a bar snack, but every Friday at Swig you can get maki, nigiri and sashimi made to order from the ICHI team for less than a plate of wings—meaning: you'll have cash to spare to run through Swig's 150-plus whiskies.
With more than 100 artisanal, sustainably produced wines from around the globe at your disposal, you'll need some snacks—like the ones from Absinthe, Heaven's Dog, RN74, A16 and La Mar Cebicheria—or something heartier from Delfina's outdoor pizza oven if you're planning on hitting every winery.
We've found a new lunch option to add to your roster: starting Monday, the Rosenthal brothers are doing a lunchtime BBQ in the courtyard. Fill up on house-smoked St. Louis–style ribs or grilled andouille sausage po'boy. Monday: new best day of the week?
Summer isn't summer without a pool party. For that, make it up to Napa for a poolside happy hour with $6 snacks and drink specials on cocktails like the Napa Valley Iced Tea (the new Long Island). Happy hour ends at 9pm—leaving plenty of time to get back to the city. Or get a room.