You consider every midday meal a power lunch. But with the UD power lunch at Tribeca’s Il Matto—including three courses from an exclusive $25 prix fixe menu—the power’s on extra high. Note: only closers get tiramisu.
Things to do for October 28, 2010
Gang Wars, Halloween and Brunch Burgers
The weekend is dressing up like a Monday for Halloween.
70% Off at J. Press
Last time it was this toasty in late October, you were in Buenos Aires and the Yankees were in the World Series. Eventually, though (we think), you’ll need new blazers and coats. Which you can acquire at old-school Ivy clothier J. Press for 70% off. Or skip it all and head back to Argentina...
Yokohama Beef Hot Pot at Matsuri
You won’t find his specialty on the menu, but Chef Tadashi Ono is serious about traditional Japanese hot pots (just like you), and makes the Yokohama on request. The sirloin and shiitake are so well complemented by bourbon that Tadashi suggests adding some to the broth—an unprecedented partnership between Japan and Kentucky.
Beer and Burger Brunch in SoHo
Yes, they cook their burgers in the style of In-N-Out (with mustard pre-added), but Lure Fishbar’s Burger & Barrel has been rather shy about brunch—until now. This Saturday you’ll utilize a caramelized onion and bacon jam burger as your pre-Halloween, post-Friday night insanity brunch meal. This is an important meal.
Opening Ceremony’s New Candygrams
Flowers will wilt and singing telegrams can be off-key. But Candygrams last... until she eats the candy. The cards looks like air mail from Transylvania, with a peanut butter cup attached, and go on sale on Halloween, for mailing or hand-delivery to lovers, prospective lovers, ex-lovers and prospective ex-lovers.
Monday Night Football and Biscuits
Some folks like their sweet tea mixed with vodka. Others like their fried chicken breaded with the stuff, served with slaw and black-eyed peas, and warmed in the glow of the Monday night football game. Not that you can’t have the vodka as well. It is Monday night.
Movies and Marys (Bloody) on the LES
Gang wars can be brutal affairs (The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, Gangs of New York, West Side Story on Broadway). Gang movies, like 1979 classic The Warriors, can also get out of hand, especially when paired with Bloody Marys at 200 Orchard. In a “this feels like brunch” kind of way.