Perks is bringing out some old favorites for the holiday season, including cuff links from Tateossian (for your power-suited brother), two-thirds off a Zipcar membership and 35 percent off at Imparali Tailors, along with a few others you might find intriguing...
Things to do for December 04, 2008
Special Perks, Rare Beef and Shacking at the New Standard
The weekend can't stay mad at Plaxico.
Shipley & Halmos, BBlessing and Fremont
This sale offers 15-20 percent below wholesale on brands like BBlessing and special guest designer
Shipley & Halmos, who are touting a new breakthrough in cardigan technology.
411: Archetype Showroom, 10am-7pm, Dec 4-6, 676 Broadway (between Bond and Great Jones), 2nd floor
Operations, Gilded Age and Blue Blood
Get up to 90 percent off of jackets from workwear loyalists Operations, cardigans and jeans from Amsterdam stalwarts Blue Blood and cashmere sweaters from Gilded Age. Think of it as a wintry mix of gear to protect you from the wintry mix outside.
City Burger enters the burger big time by nabbing Pat LaFrieda's legendary ultra-premium "black label burger"—spotted for months at tastings but never available over the counter until now. As of this Friday, $11 will get you five and a half ounces of the best ground beef in the city. Take LaFrieda's advice and order it rare, in a plain bun with no toppings. Lettuce is for quitters.
Fishtail by David Burke
This Upper East Side fish house wears its aquatic obsession proudly, from a menu offering black bass by the pound, an upstairs gallery of fish-themed art (including a Warhol print) and a sixteen-seat downstairs raw bar that stays open until the very friendly hour of one a.m.—the UES equivalent of four a.m.
This cozy north Italian date spot blocks off its windows with wine racks (clearly their priorities are in the right place). Aim for the glassed-in courtyard in back for a bit of starlight and a soon-to-be daily changing menu of meats and cheeses. For now, it's just small plates like Duck Fat English Muffin Bread. (Not a bad consolation prize.)
The hipsters at Den are going bookish, partnering with the new and rare book mavens at Artbook to fill their space with gift-ready coffee-table items like Warhol's limited-edition "Red Books" and photography from William Eggleston and Richard Avedon, just the thing for any aspiring models you might happen to know...
The massive MPD hotel that's been towering over Brass Monkey's roof deck all year is finally opening, at least halfway. Fifty percent of the hotel is still under construction, but you can get the rest of the rooms at "construction preview rates" starting at $195. Of course, the kitchen and gym aren't up and running yet, so you'll have to go without room service and your morning run—but as long as you're in a luxury hotel, you don't mind roughing it.