Things to do for April 08, 2010

The Weekender

Rooftop Bars, Outdoor Oysters and Bacon Custard

The weekend just needs a martini and a rooftop.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week's perk puts you on a private jet to Aspen, with a hotel room, a new wardrobe and four days of feasting waiting for you at the other end. All you need is a little luck—and a ski vest wouldn't hurt.

Above Allen Opens for Summer
ROOFTOP SEASON

Above Allen Opens for Summer

After a season of hibernation, the boozy balcony reopens today on the seventh floor of the Thompson LES, with all the downtown views and sun-baked scenesters you remember from last summer. If anyone asks, you're only in town for the night...

Above Allen, at the Thompson LES, 190 Allen St, 7th Floor, 212-542-8689

UD HOOKUP: We've got a couple of unclaimed Above Allen membership cards around the office. Let us know if you want one.

Friday
Stone Street Opens for the Season
COBBLESTONE BOOZING

Stone Street Opens for the Season

Venture down to Stone Street this weekend and you'll find the summertime conglomerate of four alfresco pubs newly opened for the season, with the same oysters, draft beer and Friday happy hours that have sustained the banking industry for centuries. Just don't tell Tim Geithner.

Running through Nov 30, Stone St (between Broad St and Broadway)

Saturday
Introducing Pancakes and Bacon Custard
CUSTARD SCIENCE

Introducing Pancakes and Bacon Custard

In the extremely unlikely event you were getting tired of the burgers-and-fries routine, Danny Meyer's assuaging his cult following with a few new custard flavors, including gianduja, fluffernutter and a brunch custard flavored to taste like pancakes and bacon. Somehow, we don't see this making the line any shorter.

Available on Saturdays, Shake Shack, E 23rd St (near Madison Ave), 212-889-6600

The Brooklyn Flea Catches Some Sun
FLEA-ING

The Brooklyn Flea Catches Some Sun

After a few months indoors, the Brooklyn weekend throwdown is returning to its usual schoolyard digs, with Porchetta, Red Hook Lobster Pound and some of the best pupusas in New York in tow. (It's the thinking man's empanada.)

Apr 10, 10am-5pm, Brooklyn Flea, 176 Lafayette Ave (at Vanderbilt Ave)

Sunday
The Wine Keg Comes to Tribeca
WINING

The Wine Keg Comes to Tribeca

The low-key East Village wine bar is multiplying, opening up similar digs in Tribeca with one very important innovation: wine on tap poured straight from the keg. And if you do enough exploring—possibly the subterranean kind—you might even come across a hidden room where owners, friends-of-owners and some off-the-menu, keg-free wine bottles might be found. If they ask for a password, just say, "Bieber sent me."

Opening this weekend, Terroir, 24 Harrison St (at Greenwich St), 212-625-9463

Tuesday
80% Off Elie Tahari
SALE-ING

80% Off Elie Tahari

The stripped-down label is throwing retail to the wind with men's shirts at $49 and spring coats at $149. Think of it as the polar opposite of spring cleaning.

Apr 13-16, 8:30am-7:30pm, Apr 17, 10am-5pm, Elie Tahari, 510 Fifth Ave (at 43rd St), 212-398-2622

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