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Things to do for March 15, 2012
Cartoons, Bacon Macarons and St. Pat’s on a Rooftop
The weekend fills out its bracket in permanent quill.
How the Beagle Does Brunch
Eggs. Bacon. A trough of Bloody Mary. Normally, you’re pretty standard with your brunch demands. But not this weekend. Not when the Beagle is debuting a midmorning menu featuring things like a corned-tongue and egg sandwich, foie gras butter pancakes and The Balanced Breakfast (the cocktail version). Bourbon, apparently a food group now.
St. Pat’s Sunset at the Dream Downtown
So what if your body, heart, mind, soul and conscience are telling you no. This year, you’re going out for St. Patrick’s Day. The spot: PH-D. The time: right around sunset. The ridiculous party favors: mostly inflatable. Think green beach balls, pots o’ gold and blow-up jumbo leprechauns. Think them and then do them.
Watching Cartoons and Eating Cereal
Nitehawk Cinema (that movie theater/restaurant/full-service bar in Williamsburg) is dusting off a big old block of Saturday morning cartoons this weekend. To accompany your heavy dose of Hanna-Barbera: a complimentary all-you-can-eat cereal bar and a robust selection of boozy milk infusions. Cocoa Puffs, Baileys and some 2%: a revelation.
Beers with Bangkok’s Best Tailor
If you’re in the market for something craft brewed/double breasted next week, consider Park Avenue Tavern. They’ll be flying in Thailand’s best suit man to conduct a bunch of fittings over a bunch of beers. Also, there’ll be cigar rolling, shoe shining and hors d’oeuvres. Otherwise known as a “gentleman’s triple play.”
Baked Goods and Bacon
There’s a storm coming. A macaron storm (trust us, these exist). It’s happening this summer, when famed French pastry shop Macaron Parlour opens a giant outdoor garden spot in the East Village. But for now: a preview pop-up. You’ll want to stop by to try their candied-bacon-filled macaron. Because, you know, bacon.