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
Playmate Wine, Afternoon Oysters and an Important Audition
The weekend is layering.
From now on, Thursday nights at this neighborhood favorite include a rotating menu of burgers like a Mushroom-Oregano Burger With Crispy Shallots, pints like Acme Pale Ale—and, yes, despite the cheery mood those two things generally bring you, the blues.
Leave it to David Myers to inspire you to embrace some Parisian traditions—like afternoon drinking. Sneak out around 4pm for $2 oysters and the only aphrodisiac-themed drinks in town you'd actually order—like the Mango Mahal, with vodka, mango, lime and rosewater. Here's the menu.
Hunky Santa Tryouts at Beverly Center
The qualifications for this enormously important position include the ability to write long lists, to appear at charity events without your shirt on, and to be generally perceived as hunky. In other words, it's your role to lose.
Your other favorite beachside wine bar has a fairly brilliant new guided tour for you—each of the eight suggested pours, chosen by Playboy's nightlife columnist Dan "The Imbiber" Dunn, is inspired by an iconic Playmate. The sampling tour's available all month, but only the kickoff party will include a couple actual Playmates.