This week, we’re setting you up with an exclusive bottomless sangria brunch at Salinas. And to get the post-brunch kinks out, we’re delivering two massages for half off—at your place. Plus, we’re getting you an unprecedented 30% off Rock of Ages Preferred Orchestra seats. Because we like you, that’s why.
Things to do for September 15, 2011
Hill Country Chicken, Basement Boozing and the ’80s
It was Professor Plum, in the library, with the weekend.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.