On the off chance you're starting to think about summer, British shirtier Ted Baker is giving Perks a rarely seen 25 percent off everything in stock at his Soho store. Don't forget to say thank you.
Things to do for March 19, 2009
Bikini Competitions, Endless Gnocchi and a Hamptons Firesale
We hear Alphabet City is the new Cancun.
The housing crash might be the best thing to happen to the Hamptons since the Lilybug scooter. Forty deal-hungry Hamptonian real estate agents are taking Manhattan by storm today to try and make you a proud owner of one of 14,000 primo listings severely below market rates. Time to put on your haggling suit…
Your fervent dreams of sunny, parkside cycling with a linen-clad lady friend laughing at your side just got a bit closer to reality, with Jack Spade giving half his West Village shop over to vintage bikes, custom bikes and all the gear you need to hit the street in appropriately sartorial fashion. Sunny day sold separately.
Prime 333 Opens for Steak and a Dance
Conveniently nestled within the newly minted womb that is the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club, Prime 333 is steak from the former chef at Robert's, scenery resembling an old cruise ship and entertainment from as many lovely ladies as you care to invite to your table. We recommend a very crowded corner booth.
After 18 months of late nights, the East Village European parlor is launching a morning edition, with a wine-fortified Bloody Mary called Le Perche Rouge, French Toast Napoleon and a multi-national pancake flight.
The UES barbecue station indulges its inner coed with a three-ring circus of unhinged debauchery, including beer pong, outdoor beach knee volleyball and a $500 bikini contest. Although accounting for deflation, we'd guess there'll be at least $750 worth of bikinis on display.
The MPD steakhouse is exploring the lower parts of the food pyramid with bottomless bowls of gnocchi every Monday night, and an unusually deep wine cellar for backup. It's the new gold standard for post-Atkins pasta benders.
Just as you're starting to grab onto a wee bit of hope for warmer weather, ground zero for boat drinks and sunsets is blowing it out for their one-year anniversary. Just know that 99-cent drinks, the return of the chicken liver sandwich, pretzel dogs and maybe even an appearance by a certain rapper/investor are in order...