Crazy idea: playing tennis on Grand Central Terminal’s hidden courts. Crazier idea: doing it for 40% off. (Yep, that’s a Perk.) Your other Perks: the perfect French brunch for two in Greenwich Village, and access to the VIP penthouse of Jay Z’s 40/40 Club. With heroic amounts of champagne...
Things to do for August 15, 2013
Guacamole, Hawaii and Dolly Parton
The weekend hates these blurred lines.
Bagatelle’s Charming New Sidewalk
Here’s something you didn’t see coming: Bagatelle (you know, your party brunch go-to) went out and got itself a chef who’s been at Daniel and the dearly departed Le Comptoir. And now he’s serving outdoor lunches of filet mignon tartare, frittata and croque. Perfect spot for the classic four-hour lunch.
Your Favorite Pants, 50% Off
If there’s a perfect pant out there, it’s the Unis Gio. And if there’s a time where you can get a pair for half as much as usual, it’s right now. Because that’s how this whole sale thing works.
A Boat Ride with Guacamole
If you’ve ever wanted to say the phrase “If this boat is a guacin’, don’t come a knockin”... A) Weird. B) Now’s your chance. This cruise has award-winning guac. And beer. And live bands. And... did we mention the guac?
Nitehawk Outdoors, Starring Dolly Parton
Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, beer, fried chicken and OddFellows Ice Cream. Any one of those could make an entire weekend. All of them together make Nitehawk Outdoors—where, this week, you’ll watch The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas under the moonlight with provisions. Dolly really shines on the big screen.
What Else Is New
This Week’s New Openings
For your thirst: Gin cocktails (also: clams) from the lads behind the
Richardson at Grand Ferry on the Williamsburg waterfront.
For your hunger: Also in Williamsburg, Onomea’s doing Hawaiian the old-fashioned way—slow-roasted pork and plenty of Spam. And if you’re into Icelandic food (or Björk), Les Enfants Terribles on the LES has become Skål.