Things to do for September 25, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is always a sound investment.

Thursday
Brooks Brothers Friends & Family Sale
THURSDAY SALE-ING

Brooks Brothers Friends & Family Sale

Pick up the other kind of workwear—along with the shirts and ties you'll need to look the part—at 25 percent off, in-store and online. Better get them now though, before the suit market rebounds.

411: Through Sept 28, 346 Madison Ave (at 44th), 212-682-8800, get the coupon here; the online code is "friend67"

Friday
Craftsteak Unveils Bar Menu
FRIDAY SMALL PLATES

Craftsteak Unveils Bar Menu

The West Side beef obsessives finally give us something to nibble while we're barside. The small plates include Fried Mac & Cheese, Wagyu Tartar and the overstuffed Fried Oysters with Smoked Coleslaw. Now that we think about it, maybe "small" is the wrong word...

411: 85 10th Ave (at 15th St), 212-400-6699

Friday
Philippe Chow Express
FRIDAY SPINOFF

Philippe Chow Express

We're big fans of Philippe North, as we call it, but the chance to get the same menu at son-of-Philippe downtown saves us a cab ride or two. We especially like the idea of ordering our Peking Duck through a high-tech touchscreen kiosk...or if we're feeling old-fashioned, a phone.

411: Opening Sept 26, 469 6th Ave (at 11th St), 212-929-8949

Saturday
Ulysses' Oysterfest
SATURDAY SHELLFISH

Ulysses' Oysterfest

The Financial District's favorite watering hole drowns its sorrows in mollusk and grog. There'll be upwards of 20,000 oysters there, so you should be fine as long as Kobayashi doesn't show up.

411: Noon to 4am, Sept 27, 58 Stone St (at Pearl), 212-482-0400

Saturday
Operations' Chelsea Store
SATURDAY STORE-AGE

Operations' Chelsea Store

The workwear experts open up a second location with the same charcoal suits and argyle cardigans they have in Soho. Here's hoping they bring the biweekly cookouts with them too.

411: Opening Sept 27, 50 9th Ave (at 14th St)

Monday
Le Cirque's Cafe Prix Fixe
MONDAY FIXE

Le Cirque's Cafe Prix Fixe

The UES institution responds to the financial crisis with a $48 prix fixe available only in the cafe, where you're free to go jacketless and even (gasp!) wear jeans. Just don't let Sirio catch you in sandals.

411: 151 E. 58th St (at Lexington), 212-644-0202

Wednesday
45 Potluck at Sycamore
WEDNESDAY DJ

45 Potluck at Sycamore

This brand-new Ditmas Park spot brings together two crucial things: flowers and booze. To sweeten the pot even more, they're soliciting singles from vinyl-minded patrons in exchange for free drinks. Apparently just having a flower shop and a lounge wasn't quite quirky enough.

411: 7-10pm, every other Wednesday starting Oct 1, 1118 Cortelyou Rd (at E. 11th St), Brooklyn, 347-240-5850

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