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Things to do for February 04, 2010
Endless Pasta, Pancake Month and the Ace's Basement
The weekend is the spice in your guacamole.
Ace Hotel Basement Opens to the Public
By now you know that the Ace Hotel lobby is overflowing with action. Of course, you know better than to hang out in the flood. Down the steps, past the bathroom, through the industrial door you'll find the private party room open to accommodate you. Sure, you'll be without the high ceilings and foreign exchange students, but you'll have the cool comfort of a full-size Fender speaker stack to blow your hair back.
Steaks for Stocks at Smith & Wollensky
To quell populist rage, the powers that be graciously paid out bonus checks in stock options this year. Steak temple Smith & Wollensky understands: they'll let you pay for your meal with...stock certificates. Just give your documents to your server, who'll check yesterday's closing price and figure it into your tab. If you own Toyota stock, there's still time to arbitrage....
Up to 70% Off Nom de Guerre
Avant-garde underground handsomeness lair Nom de Guerre is lopping up to 70% off button-downs from Patrik Ervell, Common Projects sneakers and dress shoes, and all manner of wool and flannel rakishness from Band of Outsiders. Plus Nom de Guerre's own line of shirts, pants and jackets inspired by...the Algerian War. The most stylish war in history.
In the middle of the grueling NHL season, it's good to see your hometown Rangers really buckling down and focusing on the basics: gambling. They'll be playing the tables and dealing cards, for charity. Which means your chance to best Sean Avery during a game of blackjack. And then run for your life.
All-You-Can-Eat Pasta at Locanda Verde
All DeNiro movies have a beginning, middle and gruesome ending. Not so for pasta bowls at Bobby D's Italian tavern Locanda Verde, which is launching family-style, endless pasta dinners in its back room. Scene preview: a bunch of waiters walk around with huge bowls of Rigatoni With Lamb Bolognese and pile it onto your plate until...well, we won't spoil the ending. But there is no ending...
Up to 60% Off at Ted Baker
To show there's no hard feelings from the Mother Country, dapper British outfitter Ted Baker is massively discounting his stock of classy-but-not-too-formal wear. You'll find velvet blazers, wool flat-front trousers, two-button suits and French cuff paisley shirts. God save the Queen. Also, Kate Moss.
Pancake Month at Clinton Street Baking Company
When the city's unchallenged pancake experts decide that they need an entire month to think more about pancakes, you're not going to object. Flavors will change every few days, so you'll want to check their website to strategically plan your collision with varieties like Fresh Coconut Pancakes With Passion Fruit Syrup and Bananas. Members of the waffle opposition are organizing as we speak.