This week, we’re getting you: exclusive first dibs at the coveted Duckie Brown sample sale (plus $50 extra); 38% off seats at the James Beard Foundation dinner helmed by Mario Batali; 40% off an ultra-handsome shirt and tie; and finally, 25% off your next 300-oyster-fueled blowout bash. Enjoy responsibly.
Things to do for October 20, 2011
Coffee from Wolverine, Pizza from a Deep Fryer
In France, they call it le weekend.
A Pop-Up Rock Shop at CBGB Gallery
Good news if you were planning on dressing like the Ramones for Halloween: the old CBGB Gallery is now the Riff, a three-month pop-up of rock, fashion and rock fashion memorabilia. There’ll be clothes inspired by Steven Tyler (not office appropriate), vintage Gibson guitars on consignment and the Rolling Stones... in original signed lithograph form.
A Coffee Shop Run by Wolverine
If you thought standing next to a topless Halle Berry was the high point of Hugh Jackman’s career so far, you may want to reconsider. The former Oscar host (and occasional X-Man) has just opened up a Tribeca coffee shop. Best case: it’s a high-quality cup of joe. Worst case: it’s still better than Van Helsing.
Flash-Fried Pizza on the Bowery
Despite your lack of state fair experience, you’re well aware of the fact that everything can be deep-fried. Further reinforcing that hypothesis: Forcella, an infamous Williamsburg-based pizza joint that’s bringing their crispy Neapolitan pie (called the Montanara) to the Bowery. Also known as the fair grounds of Lower Manhattan.
A Superior Breed of Carry-Ons
Looming in the distance: holiday travel season. A time of the year when nothing is more valuable than an aisle seat. Except perhaps a trusty backpack. Our humble suggestion: visit Lexdray’s pop-up this weekend for one of their sturdy, pocket-laden, Japanese-fleece-lined numbers. They’ll be the talk of the TSA this Christmas.
A Rooftop Pig Roast from Ellabess
Your outdoor eating days are dwindling. So to celebrate the end of another alfresco season, Ellabess is setting up an all-you-can-eat pig roast on the Nolitan’s roof. Whole suckling hog. Bottomless beers. Infinite cookies. Think of it less as a meal and more as a hibernation prep course.