Things to do for September 15, 2011

The Weekender

Hill Country Chicken, Basement Boozing and the ’80s

It was Professor Plum, in the library, with the weekend.

Thursday
Friday
Hill Country Chicken for Breakfast
EARLY BIRD

Hill Country Chicken for Breakfast

We’ve got big buttermilk-biscuit-related news (as if there’s any other kind). The deep-frying folks at Hill Country Chicken are getting into the breakfast game. So starting at 7am, you’ll have a new spot for cheese-grit-topped waffles, gravy-soaked biscuits and egg pie. It’s Texan for quiche.

Chelsea Market’s Boozy Underbelly
TIP TOP

Chelsea Market’s Boozy Underbelly

One day, the temperature will drop. Or the apocalypse will happen. And when it does, you’ll barricade yourself here: a long-abandoned stockroom beneath Chelsea Market that’s become a fortified bunker bar. Their supply cache: tap beer, stiff drinks (one’s called the Crippler) and frozen adult Lushies. You know, the nonessential essentials.

Saturday
San Gennaro Goes Gourmet
FEAST OF BURDEN

San Gennaro Goes Gourmet

It would take a lot to make you voluntarily spend a Saturday at the San Gennaro festival. But two circus-sized tents filled with off-menu offerings from Rubirosa, Torrisi, and Wylie Dufresne’s dad just might do the trick. Nobody slow-braises a short rib sandwich like Wylie’s old man.

Sunday
The Cartier of Chocolate Shops
CHOCOLATE REIGN

The Cartier of Chocolate Shops

You hold yourself, and your snacks, to a higher standard. And while there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with a Snickers, sometimes you require chocolate that’s a bit more refined. So there’s Xocolatti, a refrigerated sweetshop in SoHo that’ll brush your handmade truffles with brut champagne and Japanese sake. Poor nougat never stood a chance.

Opens Sep 18, Xocolatti, 172 Prince St, 212-256-0332

Wednesday
An Over-the-Top ’80s Dance Club
MEMBERS ONLY

An Over-the-Top ’80s Dance Club

The ’80s are back. Only this time, in Midtown mega-club form. Which essentially means your all-night dance parties will now include oversize Rubik’s Cubes, Top Gun memorabilia and the occasional live performance from Billy Idol. Apparently, he had some time in his schedule.

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