Your Perks: 1) A champagne-soaked bash with 19 friends in the VIP penthouse of Jay Z’s 40/40 Club... for 70% off. 2) Oysters and sangria for two (and for $20) at the Malt House. 3) Cheeseburgers and beers for $20 at the new Burger Joint downtown. Get to it...
The weekend is the one who knocks.
Huge News in the World of Ramen
For several months now, out of their Whole Foods pop-up spot, Yuji’s been blowing minds with their ramen concoctions (including a bacon, egg and cheese version). Now, they’re finally making the whole operation permanent. So you can stop doing terrible things for tickets.
An F.S.C. Barber Vet Comes to SoHo
Those hairs of yours: it’s like they just keep coming back. Fortunately, the F.S.C. Barber guys just opened these new digs. They’ve got a 600-square-foot outdoor patio for a waiting area and enough Juniper Ridge soaps to earn you the nickname “Sage Thunder.” Enjoy that.
It’s a Great Weekend to...
... kick it old-school. The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library, in addition to having a really stellar name, are doing their first record sale since 1984. And yes, that means dusty B sides from the Kinks.
A Whole Week of Rum
There’s a name for upstairs bouts of Cuban music, dancing, rum-mixing classes and rum cocktails. That name is Rum Week. It’s happening at Cienfuegos, a place whose entire mission is to make you drink rum. And a worthy mission it is, too.
Wylie Dufresne, Making Crazy Cereal
The Museum of Food and Drink may not yet have a permanent location. But it damn sure has a dinner where Má Pêche chefs do short ribs, Booker and Dax bartenders do drinks, and Wylie Dufresne and Andy Ricker make cereal fired from a cereal-puffing machine... Classic Dufresne.
The Week in Openings...
For your thirst: Cerveceria Havemeyer, a tequila-and-mezcal-first spot from the La Superior
For your hunger: In the East Village, a longtime Nobu chef is perfecting kappo ryori and seasonal sake at Cagen. In the West Village, Piora’s taking over the old Goodwin space with Italian-French-Korean-American fusion. A natural combo if ever there was one.