If there’s one thing you know about Nordic culture, it’s Björk. If there’s another, it’s umlauts.
But now there’s a third: Hôtel Americano’s new blue-and-white rooftop winter wonderland of king crab
and hot glögg, which is cabernet, brandy and spices. Mmm, umlaut.
What do you get when you pack a ton of vinyl, miles of rare rock literature, a café from the Five Leaves
guys and the occasional set by Television into 15,000 square feet of Williamsburg? You get this, legendary
Brit record shop Rough Trade’s only American location. Which you probably figured out.
Ovadia: roughly translates to “perfect handsomeness.” And right now—like right
now—they’re practically giving away their sport coats, sweaters, coats and shoes. Which,
coincidentally, are all on the list of things you like to wear. A real coincidence, that.
Dec 5, until 6pm; Dec 6, 8:30am-3pm; Ovadia &
Sons Sample Sale, 155 Wooster St #4R (near Houston)
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND
Meatballs and Drinks and Jazz
The Meatball Shop guys: they chose the name Underballs for their Chelsea cocktail-and-beer spot, and now
they’re stuck with it. On the plus side, now they’re doing live jazz down there a couple times a month.
Along with the beer, that just might earn forgiveness.
Every other Thursday, 10pm, Underballs at The
Meatball Shop, 200 9th Ave (near 22nd), 212-257-4363
Two New Brooklyn Spots
For the kinky: An ex-dominatrix has put five years into Grindhaus in Red Hook,
where she’s serving merguez tortellini and wood-fired-oven-baked bread. Just remember your safe
word. For the hungry: The folks behind Battersby have doubled their living space at
Dover, where they’re doing seven tasting courses. It’s good to have options.
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