Culture Dose: 2 Things to Brighten Your Weekend

Dino's Pepperoni Square Pizza, photo courtesy Caviar

Enjoy good tunes + delicious eats, delivered to your door.

We admit we’re all a little on edge about next week’s election (here are some festive spots to watch, by the way!), and the sun seems to have hidden itself yet again. Oy. There’s happy news, though: We’ve gathered a few ideas that promise to boost your spirits and sate your appetite—stat.

Dino's Pepperoni Square Pizza, photo courtesy Lindsay Byron
Dino’s Pepperoni Square Pizza, photo courtesy Lindsay Byron
  1. Piping-hot Jersey-style pizza—among other delicious treats—delivered directly to your doorstep? Yes, please. This is now effortlessly possible, thanks to Caviar Food Delivery. (Have you tried Dino’s, for example? YUM.) In a season when the weather often keeps us hunkered down at home, take the easy route by ordering dinner ahead of time via the web or instantly through Caviar’s free app for iOS and Android. In our culinary hub of a city, Caviar partners with more than 200 local restaurants, and the list continues to grow by the week. The company aims to hand-pick eateries that are universally loved and independently owned, yet sometimes have long queues and wait times.
Photo courtesy Morgen Schuler
Photo courtesy Morgen Schuler

2. Add awesome new music to your life soundtrack. Even if you’ve not yet bought tickets to this weekend’s The Head and the Heart shows at the Paramount (there are still tickets left for Monday’s performance!), do yourself a favor by listening to opening act Declan McKenna, described by many as an indie protégé.

Declan McKenna, photo courtesy Sony Music
Declan McKenna, photo courtesy Sony Music

Raised in Hertfordshire, U.K.—and a multi-instrumentalist by the time he was a teenager—Declan first gained attention for his self-released track “Brazil,” a catchy song that criticizes FFA for awarding the 2014 World Cup tournament to Brazil (while ignoring the country’s impoverished population). Since then, he made his U.S. debut on Conan this past May, released an EP (Liar) and has performed at Glastonbury, after winning their Emerging Talent Competition, as well as fests like Field Day, Latitude, Outside Lands, SXSW and Reeperbahn Festival. This kid clearly has an innate gift, and we’re so glad to add his music to our rainy-day playlist.

Happy weekend!