We thought you needed a change of scenery... so we booked you a room and dinner for two at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Napa Valley. (Hope you don’t mind.) Then we saved you a seat for an epic feast in Manhattan, at Le Cirque’s LES pop-up restaurant. Get packing.
Things to do for August 11, 2011
Ping-Pong Battle, Hitchcock Burlesque and BBQ
Real weekends don’t eat quiche.
Dinner in the Kitchen at No. 246
No. 246. By now, you’ve discovered that they don’t take reservations... although there is this one table. Reserve the Chef’s Counter and you’ll be whisked back to a private table right in front of Chef Belline’s workstation. And then he’s going to cook five trust-fall-style courses for you. No actual trust falls will be performed.
This Saturday, SweetWater and Canoe are joining forces for an end-of-summer soiree. It’s like a glorious dream sequence where a simple afternoon on the river slowly segues into a raucous and beery outdoor fete. Then a band fires up and someone starts BBQing everything in sight. That, but real.
Alfred Hitchcock is about to join forces with burlesque dancers. And that’s just weird. But at the very least, you’ll finally be able to pay your Hitchcockian respects through the increasingly prevalent medium of pasties. And that’s got to count for something.
Cakes & Ale Runs Away from Home
Cakes & Ale just closed. Relax... everything’s going to be okay. It’s just that they’re about to open up shop in their new digs down the road. For the most part, it’s pretty much the same—notwithstanding the new patio, wood-burning oven and oyster bar. So you’re still good.
You’re about to engage in battle. Ping-y... pong-y... battle. That’s right, Atkins Park has some ping-pong tables and you’re not afraid to use them. So every Wednesday night, you’ll show up, dominate and rack up as many points as possible to determine your seed in the finals in September. No mercy.