Carmel beckons... We’ve got your four-day pass to the Carmel Art & Film Festival, replete with insider access to beach bonfire BBQs, greenrooms, movies and Clint Eastwood. (Well, his opening gala.) Plus, we’re getting you 50% off Seize sur Vingt shirts—woven in Italy. Clint will appreciate the effort.
Things to do for September 01, 2011
Brisket, Ammo and a Bike Race
The weekend is good with Monday.
The Army-Grade Chiller Cask
Wine on tap is nothing new. What is new is when it comes out of a decommissioned US Army ammo case. With this formerly combat-ready steel wine cask, you can store, chill and tap three bottles of white wine or rosé. We can’t think of a safer place.
Riding Bikes on Railroad Tracks
In 0.75-mile circuits, this bike race is no Tour. But the tight handling, sharp turns and railroad tracks make it a whole lot tougher. If you’re not convinced, three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond raced and won this twice. Remember, spectating requires zero training...
Trace Grand Opening at the W
Ah, the fog. If, for whatever reason, you miss it—or can’t get enough, there’s this new all-day, fog-inspired hangout that you can duck into in the morning for chilaquiles or after work for martinis. While it’s bringing San Francisco’s iconic weather pattern indoors decor-wise, rest assured it’s climate-controlled.
A Culinary Tribute to Serge Gainsbourg
The next segment of this underground, six-course, musically paired dinner in an undisclosed SoMa locale will transport you to Serge Gainsbourg’s France. The possibility of seeing extensive clips from his biopic is not out of the question. But, once again, we’ve probably said too much.
Given the name, Brisketfest is pretty straightforward: piles of braised, brined or smoked beef. Opt for the Brisketfest Platter to get Wise Sons Deli’s brisket pastrami, Good Foods Catering’s BBQ, Gypsy Kitchen’s Brisket Voodoo and a vote for the King of Brisketfest—a noble title indeed.