You and a companion have four cocktails waiting at the massive rooftop lounge, Haven. (Consider it a date.) We’re also inviting you to an epic mixology battle at The Plaza—inside The Todd English Food Hall. Finally, for $45, you and a date are getting an Italian feast with sparkling white wine at SD26. Perfection.
Things to do for April 11, 2013
Shandies, Rooftop Beaches and Tex-Mex
The weekend is for closers.
Thai from a Couple of Per Se Vets
Sometimes, when a man and a woman love each other very much... and they both worked at Per Se... they get married and open a Thai place. Like this place, where you’re coming for curried hanger steak, grilled blowfish tail and tamarind shandies. It’s a beautiful thing.
Everything from Loden Dager, Way Less
Here’s what you do with a gray day. You say to it, “Check out my flawless yellow button-down and bright-blue chinos.” But before you can do that, you’re going to get those things from the color geniuses at Loden Dager. Because that’s how owning clothes works.
Warby Parker Goes Brick-and-Mortar
Your world’s about to get real sunny for a few months. It’s great. It’s also an excuse for you to check out the library-like new SoHo digs of the eyeglass virtuosos at Warby Parker. There’s a green-screen photo booth so you can accurately tell how your tortoiseshells will look. Which was impossible before.
It’s a Beach on a Roof. And It’s Back.
Ah, the rooftop beach. Ever since you learned it was a thing, you’ve been a fan. And the Dream Downtown is bringing theirs back with promises of ceviche, 10-layer burgers, boozy slushies and imported sand. Which is far superior to domestic sand.
A Tex-Mex Masterpiece in Chelsea
Look us in the eye and tell us you don’t want smoked-pork-shoulder burritos right now. You can’t do it. This place puts Texas barbecue on tortillas, then gives it to you to eat. They’ve also got beer cocktails and burnt-ends-brisket chili. So it sounds like they pretty much nailed chili.