Things to do for January 21, 2010

The Weekender

Minetta Brunch, Dollar Oysters and Vodka Popsicles

Who will fill the weekend's senate seat?

UD - Rag & Bone Takes 65% Off

Rag & Bone Takes 65% Off

Guy's guy outfitters Rag & Bone is trimming up to 65% off winter-appropriate items like cotton blazers, jackets and desert boots—which, come to think of it, ought to come in handy during warm weather too.

Mon-Sat, 11am-7pm, Sun, noon-6pm, Rag & Bone, 119 Mercer St, 212-219-2204; 100 Christopher St, 212-727-2999

UD - Café Gitane at The Jane Does Dinner
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Café Gitane at The Jane Does Dinner

The Jane Hotel's Café Gitane, your favorite French-Moroccan kitchen/Euro-model scene, has so far only served breakfast and lunch. But something was missing... Now it sheds its culinary adolescence, bravely acknowledges the existence of the evening meal and starts dishing out Salmon Pot Pie and Spicy Moroccan Olives. They grow up so fast.

Café Gitane, 113 Jane St (at 10th Ave), 212-255-4113

UD - 50-70% Off Taschen Books
Sale-ing II

50-70% Off Taschen Books

Sadly, you just finished the 372-page oversized pictorial The Big Book of Legs. Fortunately, the art publisher Taschen is stepping in to provide you with a new favorite literary masterwork by discounting its stock of display books. You'll see coffee table-worthy fashion, photography, film and restaurant architecture tomes. Nothing replaces legs like a well-designed restaurant.

Fri-Sat, 11am-8pm, Sun, noon-7pm, Taschen Books, 107 Greene St, 212-226-2212

UD - The Evolution of the Boozy Popsicle

The Evolution of the Boozy Popsicle

You've heard it all before: celebrity Ping-Pong hangout opens a new restaurant in the dead of winter and kicks things off with a line of...boozy popsicles. We're talking mango/coconut/rum and chamomile/lime/vodka—you no longer have to dunk your popsicle in your martini.

UD - Dollar Late-Night Oysters at Bar Henry

Dollar Late-Night Oysters at Bar Henry

Take a low-lit West Village bistro, add in some Burgundy and a late-night $1 oyster special, and you're on to something. That something: the oyster liquidation deliciousness you so rightly deserve.

Sun-Thurs, 11pm-close, Bar Henry, 90 W Houston St (near LaGuardia Place), 646-448-4559

UD - Minetta Launches Brunch
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Minetta Launches Brunch

Only one true NFL Sunday afternoon remains, and Minetta Tavern is making a move on that precious real estate by introducing brunch. In addition to staples like the Black Label Burger, they're unveiling gems like Shirred Egg With Black Truffles, Ham and Eggs With Grits and five kinds of Bloody Marys. Thus, the brunch versus football debate rages on.

UD - Australia Day at the Sunburnt Cow
Australia Day

Australia Day at the Sunburnt Cow

In honor of the day, long ago, when a bunch of Australians ate and drank cheaply and to excess on the Lower East Side of Australia, this Aussie hangout celebrates with $3 burgers and sandwiches (Grilled Hanger Steak, Lamb Burger With Eggplant Sweet Onion Chutney) and a $20 unlimited happy hour...for three hours. That's good math.

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