Things to do for June 14, 2012

The Weekender

Roundball, Spiked Soda and the Hamptons

If you come at the weekend, you’d best not miss.

Thursday
70,000 Square Feet of Basketball
HOLDING COURT

70,000 Square Feet of Basketball

An open basketball court is a beautiful thing. Seven of them are... seven beautiful things. Seven of them surrounded by a burger joint with beer and a full bar: pure poetry. Basketball City is finally a reality. This means triple-doubles followed by double cheeseburgers. It’s the Kendrick Perkins diet.

Now open, Basketball City at Pier 36, 299 South St (at FDR), 212-233-5050

A One-Seating-Per-Night Chef’s Table
CHEF’D BEHIND

A One-Seating-Per-Night Chef’s Table

Demi Monde: you came. You saw. You cultivated a spiked soda love. You also wondered about that empty table in back. Well, it’s for this once-per-night chef’s tasting dinner for you and up to nine of your friends. Where ramps, octopus and gin fizzes can finally live in harmony.

60% Off Summer Needs from Rag & Bone
SALE-ING

60% Off Summer Needs from Rag & Bone

As summer continues to not yet happen, your need for some poplin shirting somehow seems more pressing. Like any second now, the 90-degree heat’s going to drop down like a scorching, sticky bomb. Anyway, Rag & Bone’s sample sale can allay your fears. Nothing allays fear like poplin.

Friday
Fried Chicken and Manhattans in NoMad
ROGER THAT

Fried Chicken and Manhattans in NoMad

Soda-dipped fried chicken with sriracha honey. Admit it: you’re not eating that right now. But you could be, at this unassuming little post-work corner of the Roger. And you could be washing it down with a strawberry puree/chocolate bitters/champagne cocktail. Because that sounds delicious, and you’re just that secure.

Canal Room’s Summer Home
GOT IT COVERED

Canal Room’s Summer Home

You know Canal Room. Met Kanye there. Discussed throne-watching. Well, now there’s a version that’s twice as big, shifted to the Hamptons, and where you can meet Screech while a ’90s cover band melts faces (presumably in the key of Gin Blossoms). Don’t pretend. You want this.

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