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Things to do for August 20, 2010
$1 Oysters, Italian Dates and Midnight Rides
The weekend doesn’t know how to lose.
Simple Italian Date Spot in Tribeca
Sometimes less is more. Especially when it comes to a first date. Thus the simple utility of sleek lines, wraparound windows, small Italian bites and a cocktail list that fuses Aperol and Campari with every mixer under the Mediterranean sun. The new Stuzzicheria is all about that simplicity. Feel free to complicate matters as you see fit.
One-Stop Swedish Shopping
Our fair Scandinavian friends are known for many things, both intoxicating and blonde. And yet, certain epicurean aspects of Swedish life remain wholly foreign. Enter Fisk, your new go-to shop for all things edible and Swedish, open today adjacent to White Slab Palace. Think wheels of Arctic cheese and the kinds of candies that will remind you of your childhood among the fjords.
Oysters for a Buck, Wine for $20
Sometimes the Sunday evening doldrums are too much for anyone to bear alone. On those evenings, Hotel Griffou offers a dark, plush retreat, where you’ll share a table with $1 oysters from Long Island and $20 bottles of wine from Italy. What the bivalves and vino lack in conversational skills, they more than make up for in other ways.
J. Crew Going Big on the UES
This is not the first J. Crew store in Manhattan bursting with men’s basics, ranging from formal to casual. But this is the first time that men’s shop has occupied two full floors, brought a dedicated on-site suit shop and given space away to friends like The Hill-side (ties). Useful friends to have, whether you’re planning to go formal or casual.
Hirata Pork Buns at Ippudo
It takes a certain creative impulse to pair a traditional Japanese pork bun with a traditional Kentucky bourbon. Fortunately, you’re not one to stifle creative impulses. So as the soft warmth of Ippudo’s doughy bun absorbs the spicy warmth around slivers of rich Berkshire pork belly, and then encounters the spicy warmth of your bourbon cocktail… let’s just say you’ve hit your creative peak.
The Cyclone Rides at Midnight
You’ll gladly take your life in your hands for the right thrill. But you’ve never done it at midnight. With all the Cyclone’s track lighting turned off, so you’re engulfed by total darkness at high speed. Tuesday night is your last chance of the year. Happy hurtling.