For your impromptu Friday getaway, El Bizcocho has a five-course feast paired with both beer and wine—and at the end, everybody votes on which worked better. Beer won once, as did wine, but there's always time for best two out of three. Just to be sure.
Things to do for October 15, 2009
Beer vs. Wine, NFL Burger and the Draper Suit
The weekend will eat you up.
If you've backed away slowly from the mysterious potion behind the counter at Bigfoot West, just keep backing up until you hit the tent behind the place, creating extra space for a blowout full of music, barbecue and brews like Hoffbrau Muchen and Weihenstephaner. Because nothing says Oktoberfest like German beer. No really, nothing does.
When the game's on over the bar at one of Hollywood's best enormous-burger dens, sidle into a dark leather booth for half-off beer and football-exclusives like Buffalo Wings and Chili Cheese Fries. Or for $12, there's the new NFL Burger, topped with barbecue pulled pork, cheddar, avocado and roasted tomato. NFL relevance is neither clear nor important.
This just in—Mad Men is pretty influential, style-wise. But that's now more literal than ever, thanks to the sharkskin suit resulting from the collaboration between Brooks Brothers and the show's costume designer. It's on sale until the finale, which leaves time to get the scotch and cigars, too.
Monday night is a tough night to really do it up—for other people. For you, it's a reason to hit the Foundry's Cocktail Party, where fifty bucks gets you jazz, hors d'oeuvres and endless drinks from esteemed guest barmen including Eric Alperin (The Varnish) and Michael Madrusan (NYC's Milk & Honey).