Things to do for February 24, 2011
Mardi Gras, Deep-Fried Alligator and Your New Boots
The weekend knows a few good après-sled spots.
Boots from the Wellie Wagon
In the next few days, we could be witnessing history. Yes, Colin Firth’s first Oscar win. Also: snow. In an act of uncanny timing, this van will be driving around the city, seven days a week, selling rubber Tretorn boots out the back. Consider them snow tires for your feet.
Here’s the plan: get a few banh mi from a truck outside, and a Trumer from the bar, then walk into this big room where hundreds of people are moving expertly. No, it’s not a dance party—there are 130 artists sketching in four-hour shifts. You can moonwalk later...
Your burrito options: plentiful. Your bialys options: less so. But good news: we found a Saturday pop-up with a rotating menu of corned beef hash or pastrami sandwiches, bialys, matzo ball soup and chocolate babka french toast. Your Saturdays needed more chocolate babka.
Solstice’s New, Bigger Bar
Not that we’re counting, but come Tuesday, Solstice will have been closed for 10 long days. But it’s for good reason: they’re doubling the size of the bar and crafting a new cocktail list that leans toward the classics. Since nobody messes with a good thing, happy hour won’t change.
Boxing Room’s Mardi Gras Dinner
So you’re skipping your annual New Orleans Mardi Gras pilgrimage this year. Boxing Room can help, with a dinner of deep-fried alligator, crawfish étouffée with grits and king cake. Allow us to also recommend starting with a round of Sazeracs.