Things to do for December 04, 2008

The Weekender

Special Perks, Rare Beef and Shacking at the New Standard

The weekend can't stay mad at Plaxico.

Perks: Gift Edition

Perks: Gift Edition

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...

Shipley & Halmos, BBlessing and Fremont

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.

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.

Denise Williamson Showroom, 8:30am-7:30pm Dec 5, 11am-6pm Dec 6, 119 Mercer St, Loft 2s (between Spring and Prince), 212-226-5507

Now on Sale: Black Label Burger

Now on Sale: Black Label Burger

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.

City Burger, 1410 Broadway (between 38th and 39th), 212-997-7770

Fishtail by David Burke

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.

135 E. 62nd St (between Lexington and Park), 212-754-1300, see the menu here or a slideshow here



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.)

Serving small plates now, entrees begin Dec 15, 95 Allen St (between Delancey and Broome), 212-274-9595

Artbook at Den

Artbook at Den

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...

330 E. 11th St (between 1st and 2nd Ave), 212-475-0079

The Standard Hotel Opens for Reservations

The Standard Hotel Opens for Reservations

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.

Taking reservations now for Dec 10, 848 Washington St (between 12th and 13th St), 212-645-4646

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