Your weekend mission, should you choose to accept it: two hours of unlimited cocktailing in a secret party room hidden within decadent LES lounge Open House. Plus, you’re getting an exclusive Cinco de Mayo fiesta with the Midnight Brunch supper club and the VIP hookup at the Sweetlife music festival. The Shins missed you.
Things to do for April 20, 2012
Crawfish, Dior and an Experimental Salad on the High Line
Just hand over the weekend and nobody gets hurt.
Super Linda, Now Open for Lunch
Best ways to break up a day: afternoon ball games. Naps. Extreme kite flying. But topping the list is the combination of chorizo tacos and peppered mango margaritas. Which is likely the rationale behind the unrolling of lunch at Tribeca’s favorite Linda-themed Latin grill. It’s proven that chorizo increases productivity.
Dior Homme’s New Summer Home
As the saying goes, whenever a Dior closes, a pop-up opens. Which is exactly what’s happening this weekend, as the 57th Street Dior Homme shuts down for renovations. The whole operation will be in SoHo until September, complete with inspirational LED light sculpture. You know, for continuity’s sake.
A Massive Salad on the High Line
If you’re going to eat a salad, you’re going huge. And this weekend, you’re also going conceptual. Alison Knowles is doing one of her famous giant-salad-making performance-art pieces on the High Line. Surfboard-sized croutons and yurt-esque bottles of Thousand Island are strongly encouraged.
When you hear the words “crawfish boil” and “sausage,” you respond with an elegant “yes.” When you hear it’s all being flown up the day before from Louisiana like this stuff, you don’t say anything at all. You just pack your custom bib, butter your hands and head over.
A German Invasion of Strudel and Beer
Just what the world needs: more crisp German beer, brats and warm apple strudels... Oh, right. It does. And you’re in for it at the new LES outpost of this also-recently-opened West Village German bakery. It will forever be known as the Great Beer and Strudel Invasion of ’12.