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Things to do for April 02, 2009
Pillow Fights, Beer Gardens and Cheap Whiskey
The weekend is out like a lamb.
This no-frills Italian neighborhood joint just landed in Midtown West, armed with a mouth-watering wild boar stew. But what we're really interested in is the small, mouth-watering roof deck, where you can scope out the scenic sights of 9th Ave, laundromats and all.
You know it's spring when the beer gardens come out to play. The beloved outdoor Astoria hangout has finally opened its doors for our favorite rite of spring, the outdoor brat-and-lagerfest.
Gowanus Yacht Club
Of course, if you find yourself a little farther south, this Carroll Gardens patio is offering free beer, free hot dogs and copious camaraderie to anyone who walks in the door this weekend. They're also asking for help setting up… so we'd plan to arrive just as they're finishing.
The Gramercy workhorse offers the first recession special that's actually worthy of the name. Fifteen small ones get you a Sixpoint Righteous Rye ale, chef Ryan Skeen's burger and a few ounces of (ri)1 whiskey—exactly what you need after finally opening your 2008 401(k) statement.
This Openhouse open house combines the low-key greasiness of the spring barbecue with the highbrow rack-sifting of the downtown sample sale. It's easily one of the cleverest ideas we've heard all year, and $50 sneakers from 3:33 just sweeten the pot. Squirt guns are welcome… just keep them away from the denim.