This week, Perks is setting you up with an exclusive chef’s tasting menu at the scene-y Fat Radish—including wine pairings—for half the going rate. Plus, we’ve got UD-exclusive offerings at the all-suite-wonderlands known as The Venetian and The Palazzo. You’re overdue for a Vegas vacation.
Things to do for March 31, 2011
Gin Cupcakes, Boiled Crawfish and NCAA Burgers
The weekend is playing a day-night doubleheader.
70% Off Antonio Azzuolo
Sunshine approaches. Before you know it, you’ll be seeking the shaded cover of a cream-toned bowler hat. So you’ll take up haberdashery. Or take in the Antonio Azzuolo spring sale. And while you’re there, consider adding some suspenders and skinny trousers. This is the spring you go full Italian nobleman.
Your bracket busted weeks ago. And since then, all you’ve wanted was a chance at redemption. Well, here’s your shot... in the form of a four-way specialty GO Burger playoff. Each NCAA finalist has their own Black Angus interpretation (Kentucky Fried Steak, UConn Husky-Melt). Consider the VCU Porkynator an upset special.
A Cupcake with Gin Frosting
Fact: confections and spirits work well together. Margarita donuts. Cognac soufflés. Moonshine marshmallow Peeps. Okay, so the occasional misfire notwithstanding, combining something like a vanilla cupcake with gin frosting, a maraschino cherry and an orange slice is at best a revelation. And at worst your daily source of vitamin C.
A Flea Market Full of Food in Brooklyn
Your demand for unwanted household appliances: nonexistent. So it would take a swap meet of epic proportions to grab your attention. Or a swap meet of epic porchetta sandwiches. Hence, the 140-vendor-strong (Mile End, Momofuku) Brooklyn Flea, which celebrates opening day this weekend. You’ll want to secure season tickets.
Boiling Crawfish on the East River
The key to a good New York crawfish boil: copying New Orleans. So if that means flying in over 2,000 pounds of Louisiana crawfish, mixing up authentic Pat O’Brien’s Hurricanes and adjusting the local economy to account for plastic beads, so be it. You were getting tired of pennies anyway.