Things to do for January 22, 2009

The Weekender

Cookie Dough, Aussies and Five Suckling Pigs

A weekend we can believe in...

Swiss Metzgete at Trestle on Tenth

Swiss Metzgete at Trestle on Tenth

The Swiss pork festival comes to Chelsea, promising to go whole hog. That means using every part of the pig for a special menu of house-made blood sausage, artisanal bacon and more pork belly than you've ever seen...outside of commodity trading, at least.

Through Sunday, starts 5:30pm nightly, 242 10th Ave (at 24th), 212-645-5659, $26 per person

Cookie Dough Shots

Cookie Dough Shots

The Roasting Plant's new location is busting out of the usual coffee and pastries mold with a one-dollar dollop of uncooked cookie dough, giving the menu a much-needed taste of sweetness. Sadly, the gummy bear tasting menu is still just a dream.

Seize sur Vingt Sample Sale

Seize sur Vingt Sample Sale

The LES tailors bring in a few classy friends like Wolf-Rayet and Troglodyte Homunculus for some serious recession-fueled markdowns, including jackets for $150, sweaters for $60 and shoes as low as $120. French accent not required.

Jan 24-Feb 1, 267 Elizabeth St (between Houston and Prince), 212-343-0007

Lovely Day Delivery

Lovely Day Delivery

The Nolita hipster Thai food dive that perished in a fire a few months back is taking the first baby steps to recovery. Starting Saturday, you can get your Ginger Fried Chicken delivered, or pick it up at 7 Spring St (temporarily). The menu is almost the same, minus the summer rolls. Which, considering winter's presence, sort of makes sense.

Reopens Jan 24, 212-925-3310, pick up food at 7 Spring St (between Bowery and Elizabeth)

Cochon 555

Cochon 555

For a different sort of porkfest, this exhibition sets five chefs from the likes of Del Posto and Fatty Crab loose on their own 70-pound heritage pig, with judges declaring a "Prince of Porc." Wine and pork will flow, in no specific order.

Jan 25, Hiro Ballroom, 363 W. 16th St (between 8th and 9th Ave), 404-849-3569, buy tickets here

Australia Day at Bondi Road and Sunburnt Cow

Australia Day at Bondi Road and Sunburnt Cow

Lower Manhattan's twin Aussie dives are celebrating their national holiday the only way they know: with all-you-can-drink specials. Fifteen bucks gets you an "endless brunch"—meaning an entree and an open bar—along with a few Foster's-soaked singalongs free of charge.

noon-4pm, Jan 26, Bondi, 13 Rivington St, 212-253-5311; Sunburnt, 137 Ave C, 212-529-0005

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