Things to do for March 31, 2011

The Weekender

Gin Cupcakes, Boiled Crawfish and NCAA Burgers

The weekend is playing a day-night doubleheader.

Thursday
70% Off Antonio Azzuolo
TRAD LIGHTLY

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.

Friday
The Final Four of Burgers
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The Final Four of Burgers

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.

Now available through Apr 4, GO Burger, 1448 2nd Ave, 212-988-9822

A Cupcake with Gin Frosting
CAKE EATER

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.

Saturday
A Flea Market Full of Food in Brooklyn
BAZAAR CREATIONS

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.

Starts Apr 2, Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm, Brooklyn Flea, 176 Lafayette Ave (Sat), 27 N 6th St (Sun)

Sunday
Boiling Crawfish on the East River
TAIL’S END

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.

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