Things to do for August 28, 2009

The Weekender

Coffee Surfing, Lobster BLTs and a Mountain of Cheese Sausage

The weekend is chasing down the last remaining cab.

Thursday
S. Kuhlman's Midtown Shirting
BUTTONED

S. Kuhlman's Midtown Shirting

The art of the button-down just got a new practitioner, with this midtown shop offering flashy European prints alongside Americana like gingham and pinstripes for a flat rate of 85 clams across the board. It's perfect for anyone walking the line between responsible and international diamond smuggler. We'll leave it up to you where you fall on that sliding scale...

S. Kuhlman, 989 3rd Ave (at E 59th), 212-486-9300

Saturday
Cool New Outdoor Patio in Soho
WAVE-MAKING

Cool New Outdoor Patio in Soho

Rain or shine, another downtown patio is always good news. The upstart Soho coffee shop/surf shop/boutique Saturdays is branching out this Saturday with a pastoral paradise in back where you can see how a couple of boards look in the sun, or just work on your Americano. Don't worry about the weekend's tropical storm—it'll only make the surfing more intense.

Opening August 29, Saturdays, 31 Crosby St, 212-966-7875

Water Balloon Fight in Central Park
FLASH MOBS

Water Balloon Fight in Central Park

Anyone sauntering through Sheep Meadow Saturday afternoon is in for a very rude, wet, explosive awakening. As of 1pm, the previously idyllic pasture will be transformed into a water-based bloodbath of eager hipsters hurling balloons at (one presumes) extremely wet T-shirts. Bring a towel...and a posse.

Sunday
Fantasy Football at Hill Country
WAR ROOM

Fantasy Football at Hill Country

If for whatever reason you have to take fantasy football league preparation on the road, look no further. The Flatiron barbecue den is offering reserved tables, drafting boards, a huge screen and terrifying amounts of jalapeño cheese sausage to anyone engaging in the sport of would-be kings. (No, not water polo.)

Hill Country, noon-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 30 W. 26th St, 212-255-4544 ext. 13

Brunch Comes to the Charles
VILLAGERS

Brunch Comes to the Charles

The Waverly's Old Hollywood neighbor is joining the brunch scene this weekend with Steak & Oven Baked Eggs, Ricotta Pancakes and Grilled Cheese, with truffle oil sprinkled liberally over everything but the waiter. (It's the foodie equivalent of making it rain.)

234 W. 4th St (at W. 10th), see the menu here

Monday
U.S. Open Opens
SERVICE

U.S. Open Opens

Monday marks the first day of open grounds at the celebration of tennis whites that is the U.S. Open. This time around, it's iPhone-enhanced (that means video on-demand to the magic tablet). Also, some guy named Roger will be around...

August 31-September 13, adjacent to Food Village, Flushing, New York

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