Things to do for October 19, 2016

Prepare for Dominique Ansel’s Dessert Barbecue

And Then Skip the Line at Shake Shack. The Weekender Is Here to Help.

By Ilana Dadras

Weekend, you’ve got two minutes to answer.

Wednesday
There Will Be Trump- and Clinton-Themed Burgers
THE DEBATE BURGERS

There Will Be Trump- and Clinton-Themed Burgers

Well, here we are: another debate night. And tonight, the Ainsworth and Schweid & Sons will be doing Trump- and Clinton-themed burgers—with options like the Chillary (with bacon, BBQ and a liberal amount of Arkansas slaw) and the Trump Tower (literally a stack of bologna and beef sliders). The most popular choice will stay on the menu till Election Day. Which is much less scary than four years. Still, vote wisely.

Oct 19, 9pm, The Ainsworth, 45 E 33rd St (between Park and Madison), 212-201-1228

Thursday
No More Shake Shack Lines. Imagine That.
THE BLESSING

No More Shake Shack Lines. Imagine That.

You: I wish there were a Shake Shack app, on which I could order burgers and fries for pickup, and then just swing by the Midtown East outpost, skip the line and grab my food posthaste.
Us: Funny, here’s exactly that.

Available now for iOS, pickup at Shake Shack, 600 3rd Ave (between 39th and 40th), 646-668-4880

Saturday
A Singularly Solitary Ramen Experience
THE NOODLES

A Singularly Solitary Ramen Experience

This Japanese ramen chain only serves pork-bone-broth tonkotsu. And they serve it like so: you’ll have a seat in a solo dining booth. Fill out a paper order form. Press a call button. Hand the form to a torso through a lifted shade. Receive your ramen, and enjoy it with nothing to distract you from its ever so rich, spicy flavors. (You could also use the more normal dining area in the back, but where’s the fun in that?)

Now open, Ichiran, 374 Johnson Ave (at Bogart), Brooklyn, 718-381-0491

Two New Reasons to Visit Chelsea Market: Watches and Pickles
THE ARRIVALS

Two New Reasons to Visit Chelsea Market: Watches and Pickles

If you’re looking to acquire a handsome timepiece: There’s a pop-up watch fair, where 30-ish brands like Oris and Mühle-Glashütte will be.
If you’re more in the market for pickles: The owner of well-loved butcher shop Dickson’s Farmstand Meats just opened Dickson’s Fine Brines, with so many pickled veggies, kimchi and sauerkrauts.

Monday
A Dessert Barbecue from Dominique Ansel
THE SWEETS

A Dessert Barbecue from Dominique Ansel

As of this Monday at noon, you’ll be able to (try to) grab tickets to the intimate dessert barbecue happening up in Dominique Ansel’s West Village dessert-tasting kitchen. It’ll involve 12 people enjoying things like grilled passion fruit/caramel/rum bananas and maple-roasted, cedar-smoked butternut squash. Go ahead, be one of them.

Ilana Dadras cannot discern between situations in which sarcasm is and is not appropriate. Her favorite things include mezcal cocktails, Big Sur and writing about herself in the third person.

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