Things to do for October 13, 2011

The Weekender

Grilling in a Farmhouse, Dancing in a Chinese Restaurant

Everybody’s working for the weekend.

Thursday
Bergdorf Wants to Build You a Suit
BESPOKEN FOR

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
MAS CONSUMPTION

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.

Saturday
The Smith Goes to Midtown
SMITH AMENDMENT

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
THE WONG WAY

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.

Saturday nights, Madame Wong’s at Red Egg, 202 Centre St

Sunday
Sous-Chefs Take Over the Spotted Pig
PIG LATIN

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.

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