To celebrate that Southern rite of spring known as the Kentucky Derby, there's no more obvious place than…a Francophile Melrose brasserie. Still, five-buck mint juleps are five-buck mint juleps.
Things to do for April 30, 2009
Derby Juleps, Mac and Cheese, and Tequila
The weekend is 100 days.
Drop by floor four of Barneys this weekend for a private session with Scott Sternberg, the man behind Band of Outsiders, and he'll stitch up a made-to-measure suit to your specifications. It ain't cheap, but being an outsider never is.
Not so long ago, Top Chef legend Betty Fraser's rustic studio-adjacent brunch spot broke into uncharted territory: dinner. Now comes true progress: mac and cheese specials like the Spicy Hot Flash plate (roasted jalapenos, bacon and pepper jack) and the Blue Cheese Mac with Basil.
On the holiest of tequila-worshiping holidays, the Lucha VaVoom crew gooses the historic Mayan Theater with exotic dancers, tamales, luchadores, who wrestle and sing cabaret, and a donkey photo booth. (You tell us what that means…or maybe don't.)