Things to do for August 18, 2011

The Weekender

Rooftop BBQ, Roadside Beers and Chocolate for Brunch

The weekend looks exactly like Brian Dennehy.

Thursday
The Greatest Rest Stop Ever
INTERSTATE LOVE SONG

The Greatest Rest Stop Ever

We don’t want french fries to feel threatened, but your cheeseburger may have met a new best friend. It’s whiskey. And they’re being paired together at Interstate: a split-level, roadside-style joint that some might say has gone heavy on the burgers and booze. Though you’d probably say it’s just the right amount.

Friday
The Least Profitable Store in SoHo
TREASURE TROVE

The Least Profitable Store in SoHo

Things you look for in a good pair of jeans: the fit, the wash, the charity they’re affiliated with. Which leads us to Treasure & Bond, a curious offshoot of Nordstrom that’s donating all sales from their wares (super-soft Rogan tees, Loomstate denim) to charity. ’Tis always better to give.

Saturday
An All-Chocolate Brunch
CHOC IT UP

An All-Chocolate Brunch

News the nine-year-old version of you would love to know: brunch now comes in chocolate. Or at least it does at Smith & Mills, where the chef has created an all-cocoa three-course (plus cocktail) meal that melts in your mouth. And atop your smoky ricotta chocolate waffles.

Aug 20, 11am-4pm, Smith & Mills, 71 N Moore St, reservation required, 212-226-2515

If Starbucks Had a Museum
MUCHO GRANDE

If Starbucks Had a Museum

You’ve always taken your coffee with three sugars and milk. This weekend, for the first time, you’ll also throw in a 16x22 photograph of Dweezil Zappa. Meet Lost Weekend, an LES café that’s half coffeehouse, half gallery of ’80s art and the most seamless transition between a first and second date.

Monday
The Mondrian SoHo’s Rooftop BBQ
’CUE RATING

The Mondrian SoHo’s Rooftop BBQ

The Mondrian SoHo is inviting you into their penthouse. And inviting you to help yourself to some chicken thighs. See, starting this Monday, they’ll open up the suite for a weekly rooftop BBQ. On the menu: fish tacos, Italian sausage on pretzel buns and pillow mints. For dessert.

Mondays, 6pm-midnight, Mondrian SoHo, 9 Crosby St, 212-389-1000

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