Things to do for August 13, 2009

The Weekender

Vodka Parties, Lobster Rolls and $18 of Chicken and Beer

The weekend is nursing its drink by the AC vent.

Thursday
75% Off at Kesner
SALE-ING

75% Off at Kesner

The plush West Village menswear den is doing some seasonal house cleaning with Burkman Bros. shorts for $45, Alexander Olch ties for $35, and all manner of shirts, shoes and pants under a hundred bucks. It's our favorite kind of house cleaning by far.

11am-7pm through Aug 17, 524 Hudson St (between Charles and 10th St), 212-206-6330

Friday
The Power of 18 Dollars
CHICKENOMICS

The Power of 18 Dollars

That deflation you've been hearing about has finally trickled down to the all-you-can-eat market. Starting this week, $18 will buy you weekday brunch and unlimited cocktails at Bondi Road, or a never-ending supply of Korean fried chicken and beer at K-Town's 3rd Floor Cafe. Time to invest in mimosa derivatives and dark meat futures.

Bondi Road, noon-5pm Mon-Fri, 212-253-5311; 3rd Floor Cafe, Tues nights, 212-481-3669

Saturday
Mari Vanna Opens for Walk-Ins
THE OTHER RUSSIAN TEA ROOM

Mari Vanna Opens for Walk-Ins

Gramercy's quirkiest Russian bar/restaurant/old lady's apartment is finally unlocking its door, unleashing a torrent of vodka infusions on an otherwise unsuspecting neighborhood. And if you need a chaser...there's always caviar.

Now taking walk-ins, officially open Aug 19, 41 E. 20th St, 212-777-1955

Sunday
Red Hook Lobster's DIY Lobster Rolls
ROLLIN'

Red Hook Lobster's DIY Lobster Rolls

If the lines at the Brooklyn Flea were too long for you, your favorite urban crustacean vendors will give you the equipment to make a batch of your own. Forty-five bucks gets you a pound of lobster, a jar of homemade mayo and a pack of those all-important J.J. Nissen buns imported fresh from Maine. And if you feel like adding a little Old Bay to the mixture, it's nobody's business but your own.

646-326-7650, for orders email here

Wednesday
75% Off at Gilded Age
SALE-ING

75% Off at Gilded Age

The rugged retro revivalists are hosting a four-day blowout with hand-knit cashmere sweaters for $150, selvedge jeans for $60 and enough denim to outfit an exceedingly tasteful rodeo.

Aug 19-22, 580 Broadway (S. of Houston) suite 912, 212-228-7747

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