The world's most famous felted smock takes to the streets this Saturday with the city's first official Snuggie pub crawl. (At last.) Buy a ticket and you'll get one for a second, non-blanketed pub crawl for free. You're welcome.
Things to do for April 17, 2009
Country Club Brunches, Arm Wrestling and Light-Up Squid
The weekend is sunny and 72.
The dream of midnight Sour Cream Pancakes is soon to be a reality, as Tribeca's finest 24-hour spot is reviving its legendary midnight brunch. The griddle will be spitting from midnight to 6am all week long, raising the very real possibility of eating nothing but Huevos Rancheros all weekend.
Finally, a way to separate the smooth rides from the bumpy late-night train wrecks. When you spot a cabbie's badge number, type it into your iPhone and this app will tell you how he rates in everything from driving and hygiene to smell—scores presumably range from "sandalwood" to "East River."
Our second favorite kind of wrasslin'—after mud, of course—comes to NYC with the city's biggest arm wrestling tournament. The event typically attracts truckers and bouncers, but if you'd like to try your hand—er, arm—there's still time to register. Truck-driving experience optional, but recommended.
Not only do these ultra-rare, inch-long critters light up in the dark, they also have the best after-taste in the cephalopod business. Oh, and they happen to go well with sake. Luckily, this is the only izakaya in the States to serve them, and it's just over the bridge. Guaranteed to be the best miniature glowing squid you have all weekend.
Sure, this rooftop hotspot's grand opening is still a few weeks away, but starting this weekend, you can stop by for brunch. (Coincidentally, the forecast calls for brunch weather.) Perks include riverside scenery, unlimited food (think Chicken Apple Sausage and Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins) and a nightlife-sized supply of Brut.
Luger offspring alert: whenever any of the Luger offshoots makes a move, you can count on us for breaking coverage. The latest: your home for aged porterhouse, bacon and schlag moves to a much more accessible location. Happily, you'll still be able to get aged porterhouse for you and up to three of your friends.