Things to do for March 01, 2012

The Weekender

Wine, Meatballs and Mother Russia

The weekend can see all obstacles in its way.

Thursday
Endless Wine from a Vending Machine
HAPPINESS

Endless Wine from a Vending Machine

Tonight. Five o’clock. You’ll want a drink. Something soothing—like you’re rolling around on a bearskin rug by a fireplace. Bartenders here will accommodate that exact wording. Plus, you’ll now have half off on small plates and a two-hour reign over vending machines of wine. Got to reign over something.

J.Crew’s New Tribeca Suit Shop
DAS SUIT

J.Crew’s New Tribeca Suit Shop

Today is, in fact, a day of the week. Which means you could probably use a handsome new suit. To help: this vintage-camera-and-lookbook-decked Tribeca haberdashery, where you’ll pick up tailored versions of J.Crew’s two-button staple suit, along with some natty pocket squares from Drake’s. Leave no pocket behind.

Friday
A Meatball Competition. You Win.
IMPORTANT MEATING

A Meatball Competition. You Win.

Some wars are fought over high ideals and sacred beliefs. Some: over more important things—like meatballs. This battle royal pits Roberta’s, the Meatball Shop and a handful of others against each other to determine the city’s best. Naturally, you’ll have your say. And a Brooklyn Lager.

Saturday
And Now, Mexican Bloodys and Huevos
TORT REFORM

And Now, Mexican Bloodys and Huevos

You’ve been on a steady diet of chocolate-ancho chicken tortas since Tortaria opened a month back. It might be time to diversify... with brunch. Now, they’ve added tomatillo and apple Bloody Marys, chorizo-and-egg dishes and bacon taquitos. Bacon and taquitos were due for a partnership.

Wednesday
Three Stories of Vodka and Caviar
PUSH IT

Three Stories of Vodka and Caviar

There’s a lot you could do with 8,000 square feet of Midtown. A pretty good option: three floors of pre-revolutionary Russian opulence. Think osetra caviar, smoked sturgeon and more vodka than would normally be allowed in one place. Put your reservation under “Czar.”

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