For your weekend enjoyment: 1) A bottomless brunch on the LES involving lobster benedict, endless drinks and a strong Gangs of New York vibe. 2) A mind-blowing cocktail date at Greenwich Project. 3) A pair of bespoke jeans and a custom polo, tailored using a 3D body scanner in SoHo.
It’s Weekend Night in America.
Fighting Prism with... Art
A pocket that blocks all cell phone signals. A metal dollar bill that blocks RFID skimming. A... scarf that protects you from drone strikes. (Allegedly.) An artist made these things for you. And they’re at the New Museum. For you to buy. For some reason.
There’s watching football with your friends. And then there’s watching football with your friends whilst devouring meatballs, massive heroes and Italian-style sweet-and-sour wings from Parm. At least, there’s that now that Parm’s doing game-day feasts for pickup. Of course, the whole “friends” thing is totally optional.
The SuperPier. It’s a giant pier in Chelsea that they’re building into a... super pier. But this week, it’s shipping containers full of avant-garde handsomeness from Opening Ceremony and euphoric pastries from Dominique Ansel. Maybe he’ll sign your cronut.
The Tørst Guys Come to Manhattan
You know Evil Twin Brewing. They run a little beer haven called Tørst. And they’re bringing seven of their finest works to Craftbar for a humble seven-course, beer-paired meal. It ends with an imperial biscotti stout. Which hardly seems fair to all the other people who’ve ever made beer.
What Else Is New
This Week’s Openings
For your thirst: Williamsburg’s got a new club/beer-and-shot/catfish-sandwich spot (that
old chestnut) by the name of Kingsland. While Midtown’s Suite 36 will be your new go-to
for watching football from in-bar luxury boxes.
For your hunger: The EV is all over the authentic Thai thing with Bangkok export Somtum Der.
Just a Real Comfortable Place to Drink
Blue Moon Roofing, David Byrne and Comedy
Flaky Biscuits and Cocktails in Astoria
Dimly Lit Cocktailery in the Bowery
A Glorious Place for Glorious Clothes
Cocktailing and Cubano-ing in Harlem