How to stay warm this winter: 1) Grab a date for spiked hot cocoa and wintry comfort food at Hudson Lodge. 2) Get total VIP access to Jay Z’s 40/40 Club. 3) Take 39% off a portable USB battery pack for all your devices. Just in time for holiday-travel season...
Elementary, my dear weekend.
Butter, Now in Midtown
Dear Midtown: We’ve got to admit. You’re getting more appealing. Putting a new Butter up there—sneaky. And adding veal bacon to Butter’s repertoire was a stroke of genius. Is this wild-boar-with-grits dish serious? Okay, you win. We’re intrigued... you crafty bastard.
Perfect Winter Jacketry in MPD
That distinct lack of warmth you’re feeling—it’s not going away anytime soon. Here to help: this temporary version of Williamsburg handsomeness authority Cadet, replete with Great Escape–worthy shawl-collar coats and cashmere duffles. They laugh in the general direction of winter.
M. Wells Unchained
Scallop pot pie, mussels on a stick and tenderloin for two. This has been a list of “things it would take to make you go to Queens.” And... consider it done. M. Wells is now a full-on French-Canadian dinner operation and steakhouse in LIC. And yes, you read that right: mussels on a stick.
Betony’s New Power Lunch
Your power lunch itinerary from now on:
12:30 – Go to Betony.
12:45 – Discuss deals/mergers/Knicks futility over a clarified milk punch.
12:50 – Order roasted chicken.
1:15 – Eat said chicken.
1:45 – Say the words “Well, I’d better get back to the office.”
1:46 – Continue to be seated, rethink prior decision over second milk punch.
The Gift of Rock Photography
It’s about that time when you start the annual journey of looking for trinkets for others. Our recommendation: any of the work from this Rock Paper Photo pop-up. Which includes Beatles snaps from the Help! set and mid-’80s Madonna shots. Which “others” should really love.