The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Opening Gala is sold out for everyone but you, thanks to Perks-exclusive VIP tickets—including unlimited food and cocktails, an hour of early entry, private check-in and private car service. Plus, endless margaritas for 25 bucks in the West Village, and nearly 40% off fried pizza on the LES.
Things to do for April 26, 2012
Five Desserts, Your New Suit and Lobster Rolls
When the weekend’s time comes, it wants to be made into a hologram.
70% Off the Last of Simon Spurr
Lick your finger and hold it to the wind. Yup, still leather-jacket weather. And you can get one here, along with some cashmere sweaters and maybe a sharply cut British suit or two. It’s some of the last stuff Simon designed for his label, so, you know, collector’s items.
Thomas Keller Obliterates Dessert
Per Se. Honestly, we don’t even know what to add. Except maybe that they’re taking the inevitable step of adding a five-course dessert menu. It’s got brioche donuts, crème brûlée and a bunch of stuff you can’t pronounce but should just eat anyway. Accents directly correlate to deliciousness.
Why the Lobster Crossed the Road
You love lobster rolls. Also: the thrill of the chase. And that’s why you were pretty much born to dine at or around the mobile version of the Urban Lobster Shack. It’s hovering around Midtown and, yes, also has the Old Bay fries. Deal was off without those.
How They Breakfast in West Texas
You once saw them jam a pie and a shot of bourbon into a blender at Hill Country Chicken. Naturally, then, you’ve greatly anticipated their foray into breakfast. Well, here it is, cheese grits, Texas-style quiche and all. Just imagine the size and overcompensated masculinity of a Texas quiche.
Hester? Damn Near Killed Her.
Normally, you have to cross a river or bridge for Pies ’n’ Thighs. Woe is you. But from Saturday through October, you can get their sweet fried goodness, along with fare from Sons of Essex and about a hundred other fine eating establishments, down on the LES. Bridges are for suckers.