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.
Things to do for October 30, 2008
Apple Frenzy, Pig's Ear and a Fresh Tomato
The weekend doesn't just vote—it looks damn good doing it.
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?
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.