Things to do for February 16, 2012

The Weekender

Smoked Martinis, Famous Coffee and a Great Pair of Jeans

The weekend is clinically Linsane.

Thursday
Meet Your Next Pair of Jeans
LEG UP

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
DIRTY TALK

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.

Saturday
Brewing Your Coffee with Lightbulbs
MUG SHOT

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.

Sunday
Brunch and Jazz at the Americano
IVORY COAST

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.

Monday
Collaborative Pizza Dinners at Eataly
GROUP EFFORT

Collaborative Pizza Dinners at Eataly

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.

Mondays starting Feb 20, 5pm, Eataly, 200 5th Ave, 212-229-2560

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