Iron Chef Morimoto is throwing a monumental omakase-style dinner on May 5. It’s sold out—but not for you. Plus, we’re getting you an exclusive (liquid) lunch at the Little Owl, and fried chicken, biscuits and bottomless Bloodys at Hotel Griffou. Finally, we’re making you even more handsome, for 44% off.
Things to do for April 21, 2011
Meatballs, Pele and an Outdoor Brunch
The weekend is feeling a comeback.
A Vaudevillian Cocktail Circus
You’ve heard the whispers coming out of Tribeca for months. Also: the circus sounds. And finally, Theater Bar opens the voluminous red velvet curtains to unveil its talented cast of flame-throwing, acrobatic mixologists to the public. At least the part of the public who like their cocktails juggled and set ablaze.
80% Off at Assembly
Passing up that vintage Swedish parka last winter: a regret. Getting it this weekend for 80% off: redemption. The Assembly basement sale is on this weekend to fill all your Endovanera and Robert Geller needs for the seasons far ahead. Patience is a virtue.
Late-Night Meatballs in Midtown
You’re wise to keep it simple regarding post-work unwinding. Cocktails. Conversation. Six kinds of meatballs. Stick around Midtown to try a veal variation with white wine porcini sauce and fresh sage at Gotham 50. Also: lobster mashed potatoes. At their simplest.
The Village’s New Seafood Brunch Spot
The Mussel Pot’s rear garden is now open for brunch. Which means you’ll sate yourself with a Lobster Omelette with fresh black truffles, an array of mussels and Guinness Battered Fish & Chips while surrounded by cascading rock waterfalls and koi ponds. Decadence is required when eating two meals at once.
Pelé Takes on Ethan Hawke at Pier 40
Your soccer idols: Pelé, Cobi Jones and Ethan Hawke. So you’ll want to catch Hawke, Gael Garcia Bernal and other celebrities taking the field with the legends in NYFEST’s Celebrity Soccer Match. You’ll see freestyle juggling battles, silent auctions and Ethan’s killer bend. Also visible in the Gattaca deleted scenes.