On this week's episode of UD Perks, In the Know Travel customizes a travel package specifically for UrbanDaddy members that includes VIP treatment in Vegas for December's Ricky Hatton-Floyd Mayweather bout. Plus, we've got a special price for you at Seize sur Vingt, the dress-shirt experts.
Things to do for October 11, 2007
The Weekend Starts Here
Fall into the weekend.
The largest music venue to open in Midtown in a decade debuts tonight with The National—and in the coming months, this three-level, three-bar, 3,000-listener pad will bring in bands you've actually heard of (maybe), like the Shins, Justice and Ween.
Like it or not, it's nearly sweater time. Tweak your style for the oncoming winter months with suits, sportcoats, trousers and, yes, sweaters by Joseph Abboud—all reduced for the next two days. Because failing to prepare is preparing to...whatever.
You wouldn't be caught dead eating summer food in mid-autumn—it's the culinary equivalent of white after Labor Day. That's why the Meatpacking District's best Canadian-English gastropub is rolling out a new fall menu this weekend. A glimpse: Fried Chicken with Mash and Gravy, and Classic Poutine with Spiced Pork Belly.
Spa Week Begins
We know what you're thinking: Seems like we just had a Spa Week. Then again, it means $50 facials, massages and organic sugar scrubs at more than 100 spas in the city, so who's complaining. (Answer: not us.)
Back Forty Opens
Named for the area where farm families went to unwind, new East Village tavern Back Forty will feature backyard seating, agrarian tools and greenmarket-style dishes like Red Maine Shrimp & Bacon Beignets, Grass-Fed Beef Burgers and Apple Cider Doughnuts. It'll be just like your childhood...plus a farm theme.