We’re hooking you up with dinner for two at Vai Spuntino Bar—including three courses of lobster and champagne. Plus, we’re getting you into the sneak preview of Veselka Bowery: a vodka-paired five-course pierogi dinner. And for your acoustic pleasure: first dibs on a wonder speaker designed by a rocket scientist. Seriously.
Things to do for September 29, 2011
Tom Petty, Noodles and Saddam Hussein
The weekend is planning one hell of an October surprise.
Eating Venison Off Saddam’s Plate
Park Avenue welcomes the rainy season (once known as autumn) the only way it knows how: with an off-menu dish of date-syrup-infused venison, served on Saddam Hussein’s personal plates. Don’t worry, they’ve been washed since the invasion.
A Social Network for Basketball Junkies
Your dreams of NBA scab-dom: more attainable than ever. Still, you’ll need to squeeze in a few scrimmage runs before the 2011-12 season doesn’t start. Solution: Indoor Hoops, an online pickup basketball community that lets you reserve indoor court space and organize local pickup games online. Option B: sign with the Turkish Lakers.
Hey, Joe’s Pub Is Open Again
So, Joe’s. It’s been a while—the place has been closed all summer, in fact. The next time you go, you may notice a few changes. Better sight lines. Bigger bathrooms. The notorious Loser’s Lounge covering Phil Collins songs. In other words, good changes.
A Star-Studded Noodle Feast at Betel
West Village Thai joint Betel is bringing you a three-course noodlepalooza, replete with an open bar after-party and fresh kanom jin noodles flown in from Thailand. It’s all prepared by a celebrity chef from Australia. Nobody does hung lae curry like the Aussies.
Tom Petty. Singer. Songwriter. Legend. Not playing NYC this week. But a few other people are. Welcome to Petty Fest 2011, a raucous concert featuring the likes of Norah Jones, a guy from Fountains of Wayne and... Will Forte, all paying tribute to the man himself. American girls welcome.