It's a little late for fashion week parties, but we've got the next best thing. Shoot us a timely email and we'll get you into a private shopping event for Club Monaco's newly relaunched men's collection, with free scotch and 20 percent off at the register before anyone else lays eyes on the gear. There are no leggy runway models...but a stiff scotch is a pretty good substitute.
Things to do for October 15, 2009
Naked Story Time, Bottomless Kegs and the Foie Gras PB&J
The weekend is going fireplace-hopping.
Yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. The girls of Pinchbottom Burlesque are doing their part for literature by reading select passages from banned books—including Alice in Wonderland and Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure—wearing nothing but a pensive expression. Think of it as Reading Rainbow After Dark.
The Majesty of Foie Gras PB&J
The Plaza's palace of stodginess, The Oak Room, is loosening its collar with an unhinged new dim sum trolley menu, packing treats like Berkshire pork belly, laughing bird shrimp ceviche and a delicacy called the Foie Gras PB&J, which pairs rich duck essence with macadamia nut butter and concord grape jelly over a toasted brioche roll. Just like mom used to make...
Your New Source for Suckling Pig
Your rooftop pig roast may happen yet. You can now find the mobile butchers at Dickson's settled into a real live shop, conveniently located in the oyster-and-milk shake paradise known as the Chelsea Market. That means you can pick up 20 pounds of fresh steak without bothering with delivery zones. Time to get your roasting spit out of storage.
Just in time for genuine bluster, this upscale, minimalist clothier is giving you a chance to revamp the winter side of your closet at this stock and sample sale, with chunky cashmere sweaters and slim-cut long coats for $199, along with leathers under $300. Consider yourself winterized.
Superdive's New Underground Basement
Fresh off the beautiful disgrace of Champagne Tuesdays, the Alphabet City bandits are debuting a Wednesday night bash called Kegmaster's Select. A $20 cover gives you VIP access to every drop of booze and beer in the place, including hoppier samples from the favored brewery of the week. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you might even venture down the stairs in back to explore the sketchy new basement space below, newly dubbed Maddog. It should be as far under the radar as you ever want to go.