Your Halloween is in dire need of one thing: a limo ride to a clandestine warehouse of pumpkin smashing—with battle-axes. And after you’ve quenched your appetite for destruction, quench your appetite for: a Midtown burger and beer, three hours of bottomless margaritas and... yoga (followed by a booze-soaked brunch, naturally).
Things to do for October 13, 2011
Grilling in a Farmhouse, Dancing in a Chinese Restaurant
Everybody’s working for the weekend.
Bergdorf Wants to Build You a Suit
Your sartorial transition from summer to autumn is almost complete. The only thing still missing: a showstopper. Well, Bergdorf is hosting a made-to-measure suit event beginning tonight. There’ll be live jazz, a bit of smoked salmon and the largest concentration of pinstripe fabric swatches ever assembled.
An Ode to the Wood-Fire Grill
On one end of the spectrum, there’s molecular gastronomy. On the other end of the spectrum, you grilling in the backyard. Somewhere in the middle, the 4,000-pound bank of spits and pits at Mas (La Grillade). Think of this 80-seat farmhouse as a grilled meat temple. Or a gigantic fire hazard.
The Smith Goes to Midtown
You’ve always relied on the Smith for late-night, stout-braised short rib and bathroom-based photo booths. Unfortunately, so has about two-thirds of the city. To alleviate some of the spillover, the perpetually packed bistro is spinning off a new Midtown location: 150 seats, 100-foot zinc bar, slightly less photogenic lavatory.
The Return of Madame Wong’s
It was looking pretty bleak on the Chinese-restaurant-secret-disco front for a while. But Madame Wong’s has returned from exile. And while the pop-up party address has changed (now it’s at Red Egg), the scene remains the same. Loud music. Cramped quarters. Pints of leftover pork fried rice.
Sous-Chefs Take Over the Spotted Pig
April Bloomfield is trying something new at the Spotted Pig: not cooking. See, beginning this Sunday, she’ll turn over control of the kitchen to her sous-chef. It’s a series they call Little Piggy Dinners. First up: Filipino night. Reservations are not required, but an appreciation for slow-cooked garlic pork stew is suggested.