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Things to do for October 06, 2011
A Three-Foot Chicken Parm for Your Weekend
The weekend is a close and personal friend of Mr. October.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.