Things to do for November 26, 2010

The Weekender

Secret Tables, Bottomless Mimosas and the Gambler Live

The weekend is emerging from a food coma.

Friday
Bourbon Cheesecake, Anyone?
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Bourbon Cheesecake, Anyone?

Not content with having been named the New York Times’s best cheesecake in town, Eileen’s Special Cheesecake is taking it to the next level: the bourbon level. Presenting the Bourbon Cheesecake—a delicious bourbon/pumpkin/pecan/whipped cream concoction, yours exclusively through Perks.

Saturday
Digging Up Something New at Fat Radish
SECRET GARDEN-ING

Digging Up Something New at Fat Radish

You like to think you know your way around a fresh herb garden (you tend to thyme like it’s second nature), but even you had no idea there was a specially curated Sunday night whole-animal roast supper at the Chinatown gastropub. Or brunch, for that matter. Although, in fairness, neither actually existed before this Saturday.

Sat-Sun brunch 11am-4pm, Sunday supper 5:30-10pm, The Fat Radish, 17 Orchard St, 212-300-4053

Bottomless Brunch Comes to Sebastian
BRUNCH-ING

Bottomless Brunch Comes to Sebastian

You’ve always been a glass infinitely half-full type of person. So you’ll want to stop by this LES brunch spot, which has now gone bottomless on their mimosas, Bellinis and Bloodys. Keep your boundless optimism in check, though—they will cut you off after two hours. But that’s plenty of time to set some records.

Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm, $20, Sebastian LC, 81 Ludlow St, 212-677-9383

Going on a Literary Odyssey
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Going on a Literary Odyssey

Tonight’s game plan is simple. You’ll throw on your finest loincloth. Fortify yourself with wine. And make the arduous journey to the UES for an all-night reading of the Odyssey. Before you even ask, yes, acclaimed English translator Stanley Lombardo will be there. And yes, things start to get a little strange around 4am.

Wednesday
60% Off Simon Spurr
SALE-ING

60% Off Simon Spurr

We know it feels like you’ve done irreversible damage, but we assure you: by Wednesday, you’ll look like yourself again. And to celebrate the return of your usual belt notch, a fall sample sale of roll-neck sweaters, wool coats and other cold-weather wares. Think if it as your Black Friday. Only on Wednesday.

Dec 1-3, 9am-6pm, Simon Spurr, 210 11th Ave, Suite 903, 212-796-5431, ext 21

Hanukkah at Octavia’s Porch
NOSH-ING

Hanukkah at Octavia’s Porch

Just in time for night one of eight, Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone opens her globally Jewish restaurant that twists and reinvents some of Grandma’s greatest hits. Think kreplach with Asian dipping sauce. Brisket on rye with pickled red onions. And chocolate egg creams with booze. Which was an off-the-menu item at Nana’s.

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