Here’s a great Perk: a custom suit and tailored shirt from a world-class tailor. 750 bucks. (He’ll even come to your place.) Your other Perks: flatbread pizza for two and a bottle of wine in Tribeca. And a $30 bottomless brunch at the veritable hot spot Sons of Essex. Happy Perking.
If the king loves the weekend, it is well with the land.
The Ramen Burger’s Here for a While
So that ramen burger—the one from Smorgasburg with the compressed noodle bun—it’s not just at Smorgasburg anymore. For the next month, they’ll have a new version each week at the ramen temple that is Dassara. The first one’s topped with pork belly. Which... of course.
The New Place to Be in Meatpacking
When a brand-new den of hedonism... with an Edgar Allan Poe theme... starts a new monthly party series... inspired by French film noir... and they request your presence... it’s best not to say no. So don’t.
Maybe the Best Views in Town. With Beer.
Stunning views of the GW bridge. More than two dozen beers. A sweeping alfresco setup in a state park on the Hudson. Chicken. Waffles. Stop us when something doesn’t sound good. All of it’s... admittedly very uptown at Riverbank Grill. Because that’s where they put those things.
... and it pares the store’s famous 20 miles of books down to the essentials. Like signed Mailer first editions. And leather Damien Hirst photo collections. And an embossed-cover version of Breakfast of Champions. Doesn’t read right if it’s not embossed leather.
The Standard Biergarten Does Oktoberfest
Oh right, Oktoberfest. You almost forgot. As penance, you should probably take down some cheddar kurtwurst and grüner veltliner at the Standard Biergarten. On Saturday, there’ll be a live German band to heartily and efficiently encourage your beer consumption.