Things to do for August 28, 2014

The Weekender

Champagne, Brunch and... Denny’s

Weekends of the world unite.

Friday
Saxon + Parole’s Final Summer Friday
THE LAST SUMMER FRIDAY

Saxon + Parole’s Final Summer Friday

Summer Fridays: we hardly knew ye. But you can commemorate the spirit of the thing by closing up shop early this final Friday and repairing to Saxon + Parole’s terrace. There, you’ll find live bluegrass and bottled champagne Negronis... Fall Fridays really need to become a thing. 

Aug 29, 2-5pm, Saxon + Parole, 316 Bowery (at Bleecker), 212-254-0350

Denny’s, but with Booze
THE NEW OLD FRIEND

Denny’s, but with Booze

Jeopardy time:
A: Baseball, apple pie and the Denny’s Grand Slam.
Q: What are the three most American things that exist?

Speaking of, the city’s first-ever Denny’s is in FiDi now. Expect the usual: pancakes, sausage... bottles of Dom and a cocktail bar. Just look what you’ve done to Denny’s...

Opens Aug 29, Denny’s, 150 Nassau St (between Beekman and Spruce)

Saturday
Claudette Has Brunch Now
THE BRUNCH

Claudette Has Brunch Now

Claudette: it’s charming, French and has no brunch. But one of those things is no longer true. Hint: the answer involves pastries with spiced honey and cocktails with jam in them. Okay, no more hints...

Monday
Where to Spend Labor Day
THE HOLIDAY

Where to Spend Labor Day

The only hard-and-fast rule for the unofficial last day of summer: be outside. Your options: 1) Maison Premiere’s back garden (pictured), where you’ll find absinthe cocktails, clam bakes and gypsy jazz. 2) M. Wells Steakhouse, where the patio will have lobster, a DJ and possible pétanque. The official sport of not laboring.

Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Ave (between Grand and 1st), Brooklyn, 347-335-0446; M. Wells Steakhouse, 43-15 Crescent St (between 43rd and 44th), Long Island City, 718-696-7863

Wednesday
A Shop Full of Futuristic Clothes
THE POP-UP

A Shop Full of Futuristic Clothes

The next couple months could go either way—Indian summer or crisp, cool autumn. Your rebuttal: temperature-regulating dress shirts and moisture-wicking polos from the folks at Ministry of Supply, who are in town for a one-day-only pop-up. September never stood a chance.

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