This week, Perks is taking half off your next pair of cult selvage denim jeans, fresh from the laboratory: the Denim Design Lab. It’s modern-day jean science, with a dash of old-timey alchemy. A little jean alchemy goes a long way.
Things to do for July 29, 2010
BBQ Ice Cream, Women Wrestlers and Lobster Sliders
The weekend is staying up for sunrise.
Old-Fashioned Tijuana BBQ
You’ve sampled endless enchiladas and had many a silent, reflective moment with a dry-rubbed pork shoulder. Now, brace yourself for the glorious commingling of these two righteous cuisines at the new Mexicue truck. We’re talking smoked short rib tacos, lobster sliders with habanero and pickled jalapeños, and other culinary diplomacy that might have prevented that whole Alamo tragedy.
90% Off at BBlessing
When a well-loved boutique decides to close up shop, it’s best to take a moment to reflect, and then go buy their absinthe fountain. BBlessing is selling theirs, and everything else—from furniture and books to jeans, vintage tees and enough plaids to last a lifetime—at 90% off. Reflection is best accompanied by an absinthe fountain.
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
Every now and again, a pack of epically buff lady warriors will get together at a loft in Greenpoint for the sole purpose of wrestling each other and anyone in the audience who is in the mood for getting tossed across the room. Tonight, that anyone could be you. Expect no mercy.
Getting Corny at Momofuku Milk
Having a favorite ice cream flavor is a risky proposition with the soft-serve alchemists at Momofuku Milk Bar conjuring things like the new BBQ flavor, which you should feel free to scoop up with potato chips. There’s also a new creamed corn flavor. Because the only way to improve ice cream is more cream.
80% Off Seize sur Vingt
SoHo shirtmongers Seize sur Vingt have built their name on slim-fitting, luxe Egyptian cotton dress shirts in all manner of solids, stripes, checks and plaids. And now they’re lopping 80% off to make way for the coming cashmeres of fall. Your assistance on this project is requested.
Gaming Night at The Standard Grill
Ending a well-fought weekend is always a bitter pill, unless you happen to be lauded with free cocktails, dinners and other prizes just for screaming out “I-84.” The Standard Grill is hosting a new Sunday bingo night at 11pm, complete with a late-night menu of food, drink and victorious gamesmanship. Grandma would be so proud.
Avenue Tuesdays Move Downtown
Day & Night’s daytime brunch parties have been known to land just shy of absurdity, bathed in magnums of champagne and noon sun. Now Day & Night is living up to the second part of its name with a new Tuesday evening at the Trump SoHo, where the velvet rope becomes a lot tighter, champagne is traded for vodka, and bikinis are sadly traded for cocktail dresses.