The Flatiron favorite gets some much-needed extra capacity with this downtown sister location. We recommend settling in at the chef's bar where you can admire the kitchen at work and take in the new brunch menu, including Revuelto Pinoxco and Huevos y Bistec. (That's steak & eggs, for the uni-lingual.)
Things to do for November 13, 2008
Late-Night Pie and a Brunch Stimulus Package
The weekend blames it on the rain.
This new spot from the fine folks behind El Quinto Pino boasts the same small-scale pleasures as its predecessors, including small pours of wine, mini-beers (called Zuritos), ten seats at the bar and handheld Basque tapas like Txitxiki, a crispy chorizo-hash sandwich. As for pronouncing it...your guess is as good as ours.
Finally, an upside to the downturn. This Midtown institution is knocking menswear down 40 percent across the
board for as long as the bad news lasts, so you can drown your sorrows in bowties and merino wool.
411: 754 5th Ave (at 58th St), 212-753-7300
The good-natured Maine-based artisan-ruffians are knocking 60-90 percent off their stock of screened tees and puffer vests, among others. After all, these are rugged times.
411: 10am-7pm, Nov 18-20, 33 W. 26th St (between 6th Ave and Broadway)
Late nights in the East Village just got a little homier with this tiny hole-in-the-wall dishing out beer, wine and, most importantly, peach and pumpkin pies (among others) until 2am on weekends, so you can finally have the drunken pie fight you've been dreaming of.
20-Cent Breakfast at Casa Havana
You've probably never stopped by this Chelsea Cuban spot, but we're putting it on your radar just in case: two eggs, bacon and coffee for 20 cents. We recommend tipping at least a quarter.
If your problem with the usual pork roast is all that sharing, help is on the way. The Americana-minded Back Forty is now offering up a whole pig stuffed with herbs, garlic and pears for you and eleven of your most swine-loving friends when you book a week in advance. That'll do, pig. That'll do.