A rooftop in winter: you’ll do it if six cocktails and dessert are involved—plus a blanket, a warm companion and a view of the Hudson. Then have more cocktails at four VIP parties for the Armory Show. Plus, we’re turning the High Line into your own personal gym.
Things to do for February 16, 2012
Smoked Martinis, Famous Coffee and a Great Pair of Jeans
The weekend is clinically Linsane.
Meet Your Next Pair of Jeans
Two ways to get at the best denim Levi’s has to offer. Option A: marry into the Strauss family. Option B: jump on the F train and visit Smith + Butler. They’re hosting a mini Made & Crafted pop-up featuring the company’s finest trousers. Your legs will have no idea what hit them.
Smoked Martinis on the UES
Cocktail purist, look away. An Italian joint way up east is trying out some new twists on the classic martini. Like incorporating breakfast (pear vodka, pecorino and balsamic reduction). Also, smoked salmon. You always thought Nova Scotia had great garnish potential.
Brewing Your Coffee with Lightbulbs
Your morning coffee. Serious business. We wouldn’t suggest altering it unless there was a good reason... or a reason involving lightbulbs. Introducing Blue Bottle, a famous West Coast java shop that practices siphon brewing: slow-dripping joe using a steampunk contraption with halogen lamps. Don’t try this at home.
Brunch and Jazz at the Americano
The plan of attack for brunch this Sunday: a black banquette for two at the Americano. On the menu: eggs with Latin flair (specifically salsa verde) and a pickled jalapeño burger. On the mic: a multi-Grammy-award-nominated jazz musician. Who had absolutely nothing to do with that Nicki Minaj performance.
Eataly is trying something new with their pizza. Letting Motorino make it. And Keste. And Forcella. Starting Monday, the Italian food capital of New York will host a different pizzeria each week (for the next six weeks). Think of it as a collaborative celebration of all things Neapolitan. Or a thin-crust exchange program.