This week brings you Brit-inflected sartorial goods from Psycho Bunny, anachronistic chic from Barking Irons and a free spin around the go-kart track from Grand Prix New York, in case you want to see how your new duds hold up at high speed.
Things to do for December 11, 2008
Caroling, Hot Swiss Cheese and a Lot of Bull
The weekend senses the holiday spirit coming on strong.
The globetrotting restaurateur is offering a bit of comfort to the home front in the form of $35 dinner and $24 lunch prix-fixe menus at all but one of his New York restaurants. Highlights include a six-course omakase menu at Matsugen, Tuna Tartare and Roasted Chicken at the Nougatine room in Jean Georges and Slow-Cooked Cod at Perry St. Spice Market's sitting this one out...but it's always been a rogue agent.
Jack Spade Hits the West Village
The gentleman's small goods magnate is quietly unveiling a new concept store this Saturday in the West Village. Expect playful handsomeness, the usual slate of bags/wallets/cases and a choir of carolers outside the store on Saturday. They're also tossing in 40 percent off on purchases of $250 or more, in case you need more than a few songs to get you in the spirit.
Fondue at Café Select
This Swiss cafe transforms into a fondue-only spot every Sunday, with apples and fingerling potatoes ready to be dipped into pots of bubbling gruyere. You'll also get a quarter liter of white wine and a shot of cherry brandy on the side to sweeten the deal. Literally.
Mondays at this Midtown mechanical bull outpost just got a bit more competitive, with the next two Mondays' fake bull-riding champions (judged on crowd noise, of course) getting tickets to MSG's real Pro Bull Riding show in January. Be careful though: If you mess with the bull, there's a distinct possibility you'll get the horns.
Amy Sedaris Likes You
The cupcake magnate and Strangers with Candy star takes to the streets (and bookstores) to share her tips on throwing a holiday party that dissolves into a drunken mess. If you need extra pointers, you can always call up your Uncle Joe...