Things to do for October 14, 2010

The Weekender

Cocktail Brunching, a Cornfield Maze and Pizza

The weekend doesn’t have time for excuses.

Thursday
A Truffle Feast and Hangover Face Cream
BRAND-NEW PERKS

A Truffle Feast and Hangover Face Cream

This week, Perks has saved you a seat in the private dining room for Locanda Verde’s upcoming Trufflepalooza. (You’re welcome.) Plus, 40% off Nickel’s Morning After Rescue Gel—a hangover-curing face cream infused with caffeine, citrus and soy protein to smooth any lingering roughness. White truffle hangovers are the worst.

Friday
Massive Outdoor Halloween Maze
CORN-Y

Massive Outdoor Halloween Maze

Oktoberfest may be over in Munich, but at a certain farm in Queens (the only real farm in NYC), the beer bacchanal is on for this Friday, complete with local Brooklyn brews and an outdoor sausage BBQ. They also have a three-acre cornfield maze. Because why wouldn’t they.

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Dry-Aged Prime Porterhouse at Abe & Arthur’s

OSCAR BAIT

Dry-Aged Prime Porterhouse at Abe & Arthur’s

Yes, you could enjoy the rich flavors of dry-aged porterhouse solo. Or you could do it “Oscar-style,” dousing the whole cut with crabmeat, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce. Either way, you’ll also want to douse your glass with bourbon—a drink, like Oscar, that never met a rich flavor it didn’t like.

411: Available at Abe & Arthur’s, 409 W 14th St, 646-289-3930
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Partying in a Planetarium
DANCING WITH THE STARS

Partying in a Planetarium

Take a museum brimming with giant planets and moons, life-size blue whales and a tyrannosaurus or two. Then kick out all the kids. Set up bars on every floor. Give a slew of party people free run. Add DJs. Keep the place open until one in the morning. Have security look the other way...

Saturday
Unlimited Cocktails at Yerba Buena
BRUNCH-ING

Unlimited Cocktails at Yerba Buena

Sure, you could content yourself with a hangover-obliterating plate of chicken arepas or “cachapa Benedict.” But for another dozen dollars, the entire cocktail menu could be yours for a full hour. We suggest seeing how fast you can drink a mimosa. And then trying to beat that record with the next mimosa.

Sunday
An App for the Perfect Pie
SLICE-ING

An App for the Perfect Pie

Sure, you’ve got your reliable, go-to pizza parlors. But sometimes we find ourselves in an unknown realm (like the West Side marina at 3am—don’t ask), hungry for a slice. Fear not. This app will recommend the best pizza nearby, and also suggest “pilgrimages” to holy sites for those who seek enlightenment through piping-hot cheese.

Tuesday
70% Off Elie Tahari
SALE-ING

70% Off Elie Tahari

Winter is still coming... any day now, and you can’t stop it. So you’re going to need an overcoat. And a scarf. And long sleeves. For 70% off at Elie Tahari. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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