This week, we’re hooking you up with tickets to a massive Kentucky Derby party full of mint juleps and pimento cheese sandwiches, and the biggest lobster fest NYC has ever seen. Plus, nearly $100 off a two-hour ride in a BYOB trolley for you and 33 friends. Yup, party trolley.
Things to do for April 24, 2014
Billy Reid, Italian Beef and Blind Barber
The weekend is so many people.
Blind Barber’s in the Burg Now
Blind Barber. The name alone evokes images of perfect ear-lowerings and the refreshing pints that follow. You know... because it’s a barbershop with a bar attached. Anyway, they’ve also got a whole operation in Williamsburg now. The only place where beer and scissors together is a fantastic idea.
Real-Deal Italian Beef at Emmett’s
Emmett’s: they finally introduced this city to the splendors of Chicago-style deep dish. Next up: Italian beef—the jardiniere-topped king of all sandwiches—and Chicago-style hot dogs. It’s how they’re launching lunch this Saturday. Word to the wise: regional pride will not serve you well in this situation.
Warhol’s Most Wanted in Queens
In 1964, the World’s Fair (hosted by Queens) commissioned art from Andy Warhol. He painted giant murals of America’s 13 most wanted criminals. They rejected them. (Great move, 1964 World’s Fair.) Now the murals are back at the Queens Museum for you to art-date it up. So please, go easy on Andy’s work.
Billy Reid’s Making You a Suit
The good lads at Billy Reid don’t ask for much. Only for an opportunity to have you pick out some of their finest fabrics and make you a made-to-measure suit. They’re doing it for three days only, and it’d be a real kind gesture if you gave them that chance.
What Else Is New
Mile End Bagels, Short Rib Pizza
If you’re in a bagel rut: The Mile End folks just launched Montreal-style Black Seed
bagels on the LES.
If your pizza’s too light: A Gramercy Tavern vet just launched Heartwood in the old Donatella space in Chelsea. Your move: a short-rib-topped pie called When Peter Luger Goes Out for Pizza.