Every night this spring, Locanda Verde’s been cooking a special lamb dinner for one lucky table. So Perks is getting you in before it’s too late. Plus, we’ve got 45% off your season pass on the Hampton Luxury Liner. And once you’re there, put on some of Orlebar Brown’s expertly tailored summer gear.
Things to do for May 25, 2011
Massive Rooftop Bars, Hamptons Brunch and Gelato on Wheels
The weekend is refilling the propane.
Reviving Batali’s Gelato Pushcart
You love a good comeback story. Especially when the tale follows the glorious return of a celebrity chef’s gelato cart from eight years of hibernation. So you’ll head to Washington Square Park, find two scoops of Brownie Crumble Coppetta, and settle in on an open bench. It’s your new happy place.
Last summer, there wasn’t a roof deck in the city that sized up with Press Lounge. This summer, against all odds, it hit another growth spurt and added a marble-topped oyster bar for your sun-kissed shucking pleasure. Which means it’s now just a post office away from becoming the sixth borough.
Blowout Brunching in the Hamptons
Studies show that brunch is the most important meal of the day. So when in Montauk this weekend, drop by the Day and Night guys’ new midday soiree and feel free to stick it out for the full 12 hours. Which should allow you enough time to fully appreciate the live music, barbecue ribs and figure out just how bottomless the Bloody Marys really are.
There’s an old French saying: “Always outfit your rooftop cocktail lounge with a retractable ceiling.” It worked in Montmartre and it works on the LES, where the wartime Paris-themed Hotel Chantelle has opened its roof for your all-weather private enjoyment of whiskey sours with egg whites. And resistance plotting.
Memorial Day: a time for barbecue. Every day: a time for pancakes. So leave your holiday plans up to Fatty ’Cue, who are using their driveway for an all-you-can-eat feast of skewered silver-dollar pancakes filled with slowly smoked pulled pig. Looks like bacon’s getting the afternoon off.
Daniel Boulud’s throwing a birthday party for DB Bistro Moderne the only way he knows how: with a lavish, wine-soaked gourmet dinner. Yes, Boulud himself will be hosting and preparing this epic feast alongside the four head chefs who’ve graced DB’s kitchen. And Perks has got your VIP tickets...