This week's Perk gives you a free week at Equinox Fitness Clubs, now outfitted with iPhone-assisted bookings and eucalyptus-scented towels. Fair warning: there may be some exercise involved.
Things to do for October 01, 2009
Limitless Beer, High-Top Brogues and All-You-Can-Eat Pig
The weekend prefers its beers in steins.
Asana rolls out a monthlong tasting menu for you tonight in celebration of successfully turning one. A glass of wine or champagne comes courtesy of the house (all month), which we're pretty sure is the only time a one-year-old will offer you a drink, let alone pheasant and Kobe beef, outside of maybe Family Guy.
Everyone knows about the German oompa bands, bratwursts and beers turning Harpoon Brewery into one of New England's largest Oktoberfest parties tomorrow. But the crown jewel of the event—and the one thing you absolutely do not want to miss—is the keg bowling. Think of it as The Big Lebowski, but with beer, empty kegs and outdoor lanes.
Dessert Free-for-All at Four Seasons
With all the German beer festivals permeating the city, Austria is chiming in with an insane Viennese dessert buffet on Friday at the Four Seasons' Bristol Lounge. With 30 different kinds of cakes, crepes and cookies, all that's missing is some Swiss chocolate and you can basically eat your way through Central Europe this weekend.
Just because the weather has turned crisp shouldn't get you out of the pig-roasting spirit. Head to Worcester on Sunday to feast on two succulent 140-pound porkers, and imbibe to your heart's content on Lost Sailor IPA cask ale from the Berkshires. You may need a nap afterward.