Things to do for October 06, 2011

The Weekender

A Three-Foot Chicken Parm for Your Weekend

The weekend is a close and personal friend of Mr. October.

Thursday
A Tijuana Cantina on the Bowery
NEW MEXICO

A Tijuana Cantina on the Bowery

There’s bad trouble (playing cards with a guy named after a city). And good trouble (tequila). Starting tonight, a whole heaping of the latter kind arrives on the Bowery courtesy of Hecho en Dumbo’s new mezcal salon. Expect agave-based cocktails, sheep-milk-based queso and that other infamous Tijuana import: six-piece funk bands.

Grand opening Oct 6, Salón Hecho, 356 Bowery, 212-937-4245

A Store That Stocks Everything
FINE VINTAGE

A Store That Stocks Everything

The heart wants what the heart wants. Right now, that’s a Levi’s chambray shirt from the 1920s and some sour apple Big League Chew. Answering the completely random call: Hickoree’s Hard Goods, a former online-only general store that’s now peddling timeworn treasures in Williamsburg. Start clearing a junk drawer immediately.

Tattoos by a Bouncer
INK TANK

Tattoos by a Bouncer

Bouncers are good at one thing: saying no. Of course, stay in the business long enough and you’ll learn some other skills. Like tattooing. Meet Wass Stevens, 20-year vet of the velvet rope, who’s trading in his door job to run an old-time tattoo parlor. With a 3-to-1 girl/guy ratio.

Friday
Shake Shack Celebrates Oktoberfest
GERMAN-OCCUPIED

Shake Shack Celebrates Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest might be over. But that doesn’t mean cease all brat-related activities. We suggest jumping on the lunch line at Shake Shack and ordering something from the special holiday-themed menu. Perhaps the garlic sausage with crumbled Bavarian pretzels and bacon-beer-cheese sauce. Extra beer on the side, of course.

Oct 7-16, Shacktoberfest at Shake Shack, all NYC locations

Sunday
Torrisi’s Three-Foot Football Heroes
SUB STANDARD

Torrisi’s Three-Foot Football Heroes

Just because this Sunday isn’t the Super Bowl doesn’t mean you can’t eat like it. Beginning this weekend (and for every Sunday game day the rest of the season), Torrisi will offer up three-foot versions of their chicken parm, Italian combo or roast turkey heroes. While pushing buffalo wings to the brink of extinction.

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