Things to do for August 30, 2012

The Weekender

Hidden Bar Food, Foraged Dinners and Antica Posta Turns Sweet 13

The weekend’s not fat, it’s big-boned.

Thursday
Some Nosh to Go with Your Secret Bar
MYSTERY MEAT

Some Nosh to Go with Your Secret Bar

Edgewood Speakeasy. It’s the kind of hidden bar you can count on for strong boilermakers and complete indiscretion. Well, as of now, you can also start counting on them for bar snacks. See, they’ve started serving food. Think herb-and-garlic-marinated salumi and oysters with champagne-shallot mignonette. Slurp in complete secrecy.

Friday
Antica Posta Becomes a Man
LUCKY 13

Antica Posta Becomes a Man

Tomorrow, Antica Posta turns 13. (Gosh, they don’t seem a day over 12.) So the trio of brothers behind the place is celebrating with one of their wine dinners. You’ll feast on grilled octopus, veal chop and almond gelato with moscato for dessert. It goes better with wine than birthday cake.

Saturday
How the Pros Backpack
SACK EXCHANGE

How the Pros Backpack

Happy Almost Labor Day. We hear you’ve got big plans. Plans that involve you needing a backpack. Also, wine, a wheel of gouda and a hang glider for two. But about the backpack. There’s this class on properly using one/surviving in the wild being offered this weekend. No, it’s not being taught by MacGyver.

The Biggest Speakeasy You’ve Ever Seen
EASY DOES IT

The Biggest Speakeasy You’ve Ever Seen

Speakeasies have given you so much over the years (mostly notably, moonshine). So it’s time you gave back. There’s a festival on Saturday that’s honoring all things speakeasy. You should go. Also, you should expect cocktails, cigars, billiards and a bunch of burlesque shows. First 500 in attendance get a free mistress.

Tuesday
A Freshly Foraged Four-Course Dinner
SCAVENGE HUNT

A Freshly Foraged Four-Course Dinner

Your dinner. Generally, you like to know it came from somewhere credible. Or at least that it was sourced by someone credible. To that end, Woodfire Grill’s chef and the woman who forages for Daniel Boulud are putting together a multicourse meal made with locally found food. Here’s hoping they find some pork belly.

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