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Things to do for January 03, 2013
Bluegrass, Donuts and Your Hair
Should auld weekends be forgot, and never brought to mind.
Haircuts and Stumptown in Williamsburg
Occasionally, you’ve exclaimed, “I need boots, a cardigan, mustache wax, a pair of headphones, a cup of Stumptown coffee and, oh yeah, a haircut.” And usually people respond, “That’s... highly specific.” But not at Rudy’s soon-to-be-permanent Williamsburg pop-up. They’ll make it all happen. For money... but still.
Chelsea’s Resolution-Destroying Donuts
Miniature donuts. We thought that’d get your attention. There’s a new Chelsea Market spot that makes them taste like sour cherries, ancho chili, wasabi and black sugar. Presumably by adding those things to the donuts. They’re also offering a pumpkin-beer caramel donut dip. So... looks like donuts are solved.
The Dawn of an Union Square Sports Bar
A little bird told us you like sports. And then another little bird came and told us you like frozen whiskey cocktails and prosciutto-wrapped grilled cheese. So we can only assume this new flat-screen-bedecked Union Square sports bar was built by sparrows. We could be wrong.
A Wine Bar Where You Need It Most
Kips Bay. You’ve—well, it’s been a while. And there damn sure weren’t too many white-marbled bistros serving up Languedoc reds and shrimp-and-saffron-aioli tartines from a former Le Bernardin chef when you were there last. But now there’s at least one of those.
Bluegrass Brunch on the LES
This weekend, you could be eating breakfast nachos and drinking oatmeal stout at Randolph Beer while a bluegrass band serenades you. Correction: this weekend, you should be eating breakfast nachos and drinking oatmeal stout at Randolph Beer while a bluegrass band serenades you. Because you can do that now.