Things to do for June 21, 2012

The Weekender

Gardens of Beer, Windows of Meatballs

The weekend can stand the heat and will thus remain in the kitchen.

Thursday
New York’s First Hibachi Truck
HOT WHEELS

New York’s First Hibachi Truck

Hibachi. That miraculous Japanese apparatus upon which onions are sometimes transformed into volcanoes. Well, say hello to the first-ever mobile version in New York. It’s got all the classics: beef, chicken, shrimp. But, you know, moving all over town.

A Pop-Up Freemans Bespokery
A SPORTING CHANCE

A Pop-Up Freemans Bespokery

Over the years, Freemans has solidified itself as at least one of your top five places to get a whole grilled trout and a natty single-button blazer. Now add “bespoke suit” to the checklist. Their new pop-up atelier can fix you up with something that’ll go perfectly with trout.

Through September, The Bench-Made Bespoke Studio at Freemans Sporting Club, 8 Rivington St (between Chrystie and Bowery), 212-673-3209

A FiDi Beer Garden. Yes, with Sausage.
GET OUT

A FiDi Beer Garden. Yes, with Sausage.

It never fails. You just can’t catch a glimpse of any hotel in FiDi without thinking, “Yeah, that’s great, but it’d be a whole lot better if there were a beer garden in the courtyard... one that served German beers, classic sausages and pretzels.” Conveniently for you, this is that.

A Meatball Express Lane
SAUCED

A Meatball Express Lane

If there’s anything better than a meatball sandwich on brioche, you haven’t found it. And that’s because you haven’t found this late-night and breakfast takeout window from the Italian maestros at Sauce. And that’s because it just opened. Things just taste better from a window for some reason.

Now open, The Takeout Window at Sauce, 78-84 Rivington St (at Allen), 212-420-7700

Friday
Looking Down on Times Square
PRAISE THE ROOF

Looking Down on Times Square

You’re well aware of Copacabana. Actually, you’re well aware of its first incarnation, thanks to your guided tour from Ray Liotta. And thanks to Barry Manilow. With special guest appearances from Sammy Davis Jr. Anyway, this new version’s got a year-round rooftop. And we all know how much you love those.

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