Things to do for September 16, 2010

The Weekender

Dim Sum Brunch, Big Watches and Minetta Burgers

The weekend knows where to find what it’s looking for.

Thursday
70% Off at Tourneau
SALE-ING

70% Off at Tourneau

Your phone may tell the time, but it isn’t coated in rose gold. At least, we don’t think it is. Actually, if it is, no need to read on. If not, today’s your day to acquire new and pre-owned watches for up to 70% off at Tourneau, a store that not only predates cell phones, but predates phones.

Sep 16, 9:30am-6:30pm, Tourneau, 317 W 33rd St (at 8th Ave)

Saturday
Basil Hayden's
Boudin Basque at DBGB

DISCUS DINING

Boudin Basque at DBGB

The sausage selection at DBGB’s runs from Beaujolaise to Viennoise, but your most potent option is the discus-shaped Boudin Basque. Served atop steaming mashed potatoes, the complex flavor of this boudin calls out for an equally complex bourbon accompaniment. You’re more than happy to answer that call.

411: Available at DBGB, 299 Bowery, 212-933-5300
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The Art of Max’s Kansas City
KANSAS CALLING

The Art of Max’s Kansas City

It’s difficult to get Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Madonna and the Velvet Underground together in one room. Believe us, we’ve tried. And yet that’s exactly who you’ll find at this photo exhibit Saturday, albeit hanging from the walls—much like they did in real life at Max’s Kansas City.

Betel Launches Dim Sum Brunch
BRUNCH-ING

Betel Launches Dim Sum Brunch

Betel’s foray into Thai finger-food brunching is a cornucopious banquet where each dumpling has its own homemade sauce, fried cakes are layered in sticky sweetness and the spicy-savory banh mi burger will make you wonder how you ever considered toast a reasonable brunch option.

Sat-Sun, noon-4pm, Betel, 51 Grove St, 212-352-0460

Sunday
Good Food in Festival Form
FOOD FAIR-ING

Good Food in Festival Form

A warning to those who may be stepping out of a Meatpacking District after-party Sunday morning and expecting to drift onto a sleepy Gansevoort Street: you won’t. Vendors from Rouge Tomate to Minetta Tavern are setting up shop to sling BBQ, burgers and other welcome obstacles to impede your drift.

Seeing America by Car
REARVIEW MIRROR

Seeing America by Car

For the past 15 years, legendary photog Lee Friedlander has crisscrossed the country in the kind of sub-compact rental cars you might hire as a practical joke. The photos he took exclusively from within those cars, however, capture the beauty of a sprawling nation that appreciates a good photography road trip gimmick.

Through Nov 28, The Whitney, 945 Madison Ave (at 75th St), 212-570-3600

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