Things to do for August 09, 2012

The Weekender

Foie Gras, Football and Watermelon Bombs

Try some weekend. All the cool kids are doing it.

Thursday
Where the Burgers Flow Like Wine
PROPS

Where the Burgers Flow Like Wine

Football is almost here. And after a quick sweep for all the best places for you to grab a truffle burger with balsamic reduction and a pint while watching Victor Cruz salsa on 70-inch screens, we came up with a list that consists of... well, pretty much just this place.

70% Off Almost All of Duncan Quinn
SALE-ING

70% Off Almost All of Duncan Quinn

A well-placed fleur-de-lis can really work in certain situations. When you’re ruling France. When you’re Drew Brees. But mostly, when you’re looking for a perfectly funkified dress shirt. Duncan Quinn has such a shirt for a song right now, along with some immaculate suiting. You like immaculate things.

Through Aug 18, Duncan Quinn, 8 Spring St (between Elizabeth and Bowery), 212-226-7030

A Bakery in France, but Here
LE BAKERY

A Bakery in France, but Here

You may have a baker. He may even toss a 13th croissant in your bag occasionally. But he’s sorely lacking in the foie gras with brioche and chicken confit departments. Which reminds us: 1) this venerated French bakery/café is now on the UES, and 2) you’re eating an awful lot of croissants.

Picnic, Sculpture and Drums at MoMA
NEVER TERRACE APART

Picnic, Sculpture and Drums at MoMA

Apparently, someone wondered aloud “What would be the perfect date” while a guy from MoMA was standing right next to him. And the guy replied, “Having a picnic on a terrace above our sculpture garden while a live percussive quartet plays for you.” And then made it so. Just delightful.

Saturday
What Pulqueria Does Really Late
THE LATE SHOW

What Pulqueria Does Really Late

Fruits: you just love ’em. Problem is, so few of them come off the tree already filled with tequila. So the pioneers at Pulqueria are chopping watermelons and pineapples in half and liquoring them up. Oh, yeah, and 2am snapper tacos are now possible, too. Seems like a natural pairing.

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