You’re going to do these holidays right—with two masseuses, a barber and a glass of scotch. Plus, we’re sending you a box of truffles directly from Northern Italy (from the French Laundry’s source) and getting you 50% off gifts for everyone in your life at Alpha. Treat yourself...
Things to do for November 17, 2011
Strip Poker, Steven Alan and Stuffing
Last one to the weekend is a rotten egg.
Poker isn’t art. Unless it’s played by dogs. Or by a bunch of naked people in a weeklong strip game that’s happening inside a window display on Walker Street. Apparently, it’s a commentary on the economy. And the lack of full-frontal nudity at the World Series of Poker.
75% Off Steven Alan
You know what you’re wearing a week from now. Sweatpants, sweatshirt and a protective stuffing bib. But before and after: still undecided. Then along came another Steven Alan sale filled with seasonal regulars like jersey-lined dress shirts and down-stuffed hoodies. You can never have too many goose-feather-insulated options.
It Only Looks Like a Brothel
There’re changes afoot at Mister H. No, the brothel-looking bungalow hasn’t added another stripper pole (it’s still got just the one). But they have instituted a happy hour. And, naturally, that comes with new cocktails (jalapeño-infused tequila), new bar snacks (fried cauliflower fritters) and fresh linens. You know, for the crimson velour daybeds.
MSG Gets a Gastropub
Nope, the Knicks aren’t back yet. But buck up, at least the Garden’s got some new pints and sliders. See, one of your game-day staples, the Ainsworth, has opened a gastropub inside the world’s most famous arena. Expect pressed Cuban sandwiches, Philly sliders and, well, a slew of things better than a soft pretzel.
The key to a well-made Thanksgiving dinner: delegation. So this year you’ll turn the baster over to Torrisi, Momofuku or Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Each joint’s preparing a version of the meal for takeout, featuring everything from a cider-brined bird to a s’mores pie. It’s imperative you leave room for pie.