Things to do for September 24, 2009

The Weekender

Rare Pigs, Funky Town and Foie Gras Flan

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week's Perk brings you into the rough and tumble world of celebrity chefs, with a membership to a cabal called Culinary Insiders, and a free pass to a brandy tasting in the bargain. Snift away.

Mangalitsa Pigs at Klee
HIGH ON THE HOG

Mangalitsa Pigs at Klee

The Spotted Pig blew through all the Mangalitsa they had in one hour, and now the wooly, deliciously marbled beast is being served up at...Klee. Yes, the surprisingly low-key Chelsea café is slicing up a three-course prix fixe that peaks with a crispy-skinned chunk of perfectly slow-cooked Mangalitsa, surrounded by sweet potatoes, fall greens and adoring, fawning foodies.

Starting Sept 24, Klee, 200 9th Ave (at 22nd St), 212-633-8033

Friday
Odin's New Digs
WAGONS WEST

Odin's New Digs

Apparently peacoats are having a bull market. The hipster menswear preachers at Bergdorf-lite Odin are setting up shop—their third in the city now—in the West Village with an upcoming house cologne line and some limited-edition shoes to go along with the usual upscale jeans, shirts and the like. Consider it your new Spotted Pig pre-party.

Odin, 750 Greenwich St (at W. 11th St), 212-420-8446

Saturday
Paradou's Foie Gras Menu
GO CART

Paradou's Foie Gras Menu

The MPD's overachieving little brother just learned a new trick: the foie gras tasting menu. This side menu offers five different varieties of sublime savoriness for your sampling pleasure, including a Foie Gras Flan shaped into a custard—which should fill the hole in your heart left by the disappearance of the foie gras doughnut.

Available now, Paradou, 8 Little W. 12th St (at Gansevoort), 212-463-8345

Monday
GoldBar Gets Funky Now
SOUL POWER

GoldBar Gets Funky Now

We just found a runner-up to your lifelong dream of appearing on Soul Train: Monday night, GoldBar is transforming into Frankie Jackson's Soul Kitchen, the classic funk-fueled dance party complete with disco ball, Colt 45 and some of the funkiest rhinestone-encrusted vinyl cuts the earth has ever seen. Don Cornelius would approve.

Monday nights, GoldBar, 389 Broome St, 212-274-1568

Tuesday
70% Off Claiborne by John Bartlett
SALE-ING

70% Off Claiborne by John Bartlett

The straightforward and casually handsome gear birthed from the John Bartlett and Claiborne's fine work together—crew neck sweatshirts, slim jackets and rugby-striped polos—are going for 70 percent off. The crowd should be casually handsome as well.

11am-8pm, Sept 29-30; 11am-5pm, Oct 1, 1441 Broadway (at W. 41st), 3rd floor

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