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Things to do for November 26, 2010
Secret Tables, Bottomless Mimosas and the Gambler Live
The weekend is emerging from a food coma.
Subtle irony aside, when the greatest country gambler of all time performs in an Indian casino, well, that’s a show you refuse to miss. And hey, if he decides to play the new stuff, you’re only a few yards from the nearest craps table.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.