Things to do for April 28, 2011

The Weekender

Momofuku, Montauk and Rooftop Merriment

With the first pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Carolina Panthers select the weekend.

Thursday
The Surf Lodge Opens for Reservations
SURFSIDE

The Surf Lodge Opens for Reservations

Your grand plan for this summer: nothing. And by nothing, you mean lying across a hammock on the beachy Montauk porch at the Surf Lodge. Book a room now—they just opened the reservation line—and arrive in a couple of weeks when it’s about 10 degrees warmer. And the private hot tub’s been chlorinated.

Taking reservations now for May 13, The Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere St, Montauk, 631-668-1562

75% Off Paul Smith
SMITH AND LESSENED

75% Off Paul Smith

So apparently it’s kind of a big weekend for the British. Yup, English style staple Paul Smith is having a sale. Great for rakish dress shirts, Savile Row–like neckties and wingtipped leather dress shoes. You know, in case you’ve got any particularly royal engagements on the horizon.

Apr 28-30, Thu-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Paul Smith, 382 W Broadway

Friday
Above Allen Opens Its Boozy Balcony
TERRACE RELATIONS

Above Allen Opens Its Boozy Balcony

And so it begins. Rooftop lounge season. Starting this weekend, you’ll be cleared to take the Thompson hotel elevator back to the seventh floor, where a retractable roof veranda awaits with panoramic city views and sun-baked cocktails. A healthier alternative to the sun-fried variety.

Above Allen at the Thompson LES, 190 Allen St, 7th Floor, 212-542-8689

Monday
All-Duck Lunch from Momofuku
SSAM I AM

All-Duck Lunch from Momofuku

Big changes are afoot in the Momofuku Empire. Milk Bar’s gone (well, across the street to a liquor-licensed location). In its place: an extended cut of Ssäm, which you’ll come to for either three-course, all-duck power lunches, or off-site Crack Pie consumption. You know, for old times’ sake.

Café des Artistes Becomes the Leopard
CATHOUSE

Café des Artistes Becomes the Leopard

When you go to a place named after a jungle cat, you expect one of two things. Either a fine Sicilian dining experience, where Shellfish Ragout and Ravioli with Braised Artichoke are served at a table surrounded by restored Howard Chandler Christy murals. Or a girl named Tiffany with father issues.

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