Things to do for October 28, 2010

The Weekender

Gang Wars, Halloween and Brunch Burgers

The weekend is dressing up like a Monday for Halloween.

Thursday
Off-Menu Power Lunching at Il Matto
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Off-Menu Power Lunching at Il Matto

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.

70% Off at J. Press
SALE-ING

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...

Oct 28-29, 11am-6pm, J. Press, 30 7th Ave, 29th Floor, 212-997-3600

Basil Hayden's
Yokohama Beef Hot Pot at Matsuri

OH, YOKO

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.

411: Available at Matsuri in the Maritime Hotel, 369 W 16th St, 212-243-6400
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Saturday
Beer and Burger Brunch in SoHo
BRUNCH-ING

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.

Sunday
Opening Ceremony’s New Candygrams
HALLOWEEN-ING

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
Monday Night Football and Biscuits
DEPT OF FRIED CHICKEN

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.

Monday nights, $19, Lowcountry, 142 W 10th St, 212-255-2330

Tuesday
Movies and Marys (Bloody) on the LES
WAR GAMES

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.

Nov 2, 10pm, 200 Orchard, 200 Orchard St, 212-253-2235

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