This week, we’re bringing you two nights at an expansive resort in the Catskills, including an afternoon race around Monticello Motor Club, a members-only racetrack. (Seinfeld’s a member—wave as you pass.) We’re also getting you 33% off a handsome waxed-canvas weekend bag, and first dibs on a revolutionary portable speaker.
Things to do for October 06, 2011
The Shootout, BBQ and Hitchcock
The weekend is saving you a seat at the Cotton Bowl.
Big News About Your Lunch
This is huge: you can now eat lunch outside without melting. This is huger: there’s a new food truck, the Butcher’s Son, rolling out everywhere from the One Arts to Downtown—and serving Mexican beef sliders (with jalapeños) and brats on hoagies. Go ahead, leave your pocket fan at home.
The Birds Invades Mockingbird Station
All month, Mockingbird Station is showing Hitchcock flicks every Thursday night on its 20-foot screen. Up first: The Birds, which you can take in while sipping an Old Fashioned. The whiskey really enhances the experience.
Red River Shootout: Barbecue Edition
The Red River Shootout: the tradition. The passion. The tongs. In Main Street Garden, two pitmasters from Texas and Oklahoma will be smoking brisket for you and 2,000 of your friends. You’ll vote for the best with beer in hand as Back Porch Mary rocks out. You should probably start tailgating now.
Bacon Cupcakes on Wheels
Five words: buttermilk maple cupcakes with bacon. Go ahead and think on that. Because this weekend, the Cup Cakin Machine is launching with s’mores cupcakes, pumpkin carrot cupcakes plus those aforementioned buttermilk maple numbers. Bacon bits are the new sprinkles.
Watching the Shootout at the Granada
Sometimes, you just want a simple watch party for the Shootout with friends, some buckets of beers and a modest 30-foot projection screen. Your play: reserving your own personal section at the Granada. You’ll also get access to an all-you-can-eat fajita bar. Which should last you till at least halftime.