Things to do for October 30, 2008

The Weekender

Apple Frenzy, Pig's Ear and a Fresh Tomato

The weekend doesn't just vote—it looks damn good doing it.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

This week's perk gives you a few free sessions of the most intense (athletics-related) workout you've ever had, courtesy of a Marine-run Midtown boot camp. Now drop and give us twenty.

dunhill, Truman's and Macallan Scotch
SCOTCHED

dunhill, Truman's and Macallan Scotch

The British gentlemen of menswear—also known as dunhill—are offering 30 percent off suits, leather briefcases and everything else in the store for three special hours at their Madison Avenue branch, with scotch from Macallan to give you an appreciation for the finer things and shaves from Truman's to clear off that stubble. Now who's the gentleman of menswear?

6-9pm, Oct 30, 545 Madison Ave (at 55th St), 212-753-9292

Rouge Tomate Opens
REDS

Rouge Tomate Opens

This nutritionally minded UES entry should be a solid lunch spot. We recommend snagging one of the cantilevered booths on the top level so you can look out over the cranberry bog. Maybe you have to see it to believe it...

Now open, 10 E. 60th St (between 5th Ave and Madison), 646-237-8977, see slideshow here

Friday
The Great World Beer Festival
DIPLOMACY

The Great World Beer Festival

This transnational beerfest (casually known as Brewtopia) brings together more than 100 brewer booths from around the globe, each giving out two-ounce samples on request. Our arithmetic is a little shaky, but we're pretty sure that adds up to a busy night.

Oct 31-Nov 1, Pier 92 (55th St at 12th Ave), tickets here

Saturday
Ippudo's Seasonal Ramen Menu
NOODLES

Ippudo's Seasonal Ramen Menu

The East Village's ramen kings are switching up their game for fall with a new batch of ramen dishes, including a miso-based bowl and a sesame-paste-and-ground-pork bowl to keep your belly warm through November. Or at least through the end of the meal.

Throughout November, 65 4th Ave (between 9th and 10th St), 212-388-0088

PDT's Seasonal Cocktail Menu
SEASONAL

PDT's Seasonal Cocktail Menu

Alphabet City's basement cocktail spot is switching its style with ten new drinks—including our favorite, the cider-fortified Normandy Inversion—and a "submenu" entirely devoted to apples. Time to go bobbing for cocktails...

Sunday
Fergusstock at the Spotted Pig
OFFAL

Fergusstock at the Spotted Pig

The Spotted Pig is throwing their annual post-Halloween bash and handing over half the a la carte menu to the infamous Fergus Henderson and his spooky meat selections, including Pressed Pig's Ear, Deviled Kidney on Toast, Roast Parsnips in Duck's Head and the Half Pig's Head for Two. The tables will be first-come first-serve, with special preference given to local chefs...but maybe dressing as David Chang for Halloween is close enough.

5:30, Nov 2, 314 W. 11th St (at Greenwich), 212-620-0393

Monday
Oak Bar at the Plaza
OAK

Oak Bar at the Plaza

The Plaza's famous Oak Room is reopening with the same wood-paneling and old-school clubby-ness, along with the adjoining Oak Bar for thirstier patrons, fans of foie gras and anyone looking to rescue their "aging bank president" costume.

Soft-opening Monday at the Plaza Hotel, now taking reservations for Nov 12, 768 5th Ave (at 59th), 212-758-7777

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