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...
Things to do for August 28, 2009
Coffee Surfing, Lobster BLTs and a Mountain of Cheese Sausage
The weekend is chasing down the last remaining cab.
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.
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.
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.)
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.)