Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Week

To our single and/or promiscuous readers: Try "muk-muk" as a pickup line at the bar this week, and report back. (It works for squirrels.)

'Naise Sayers: Empire Mayo Open now
Ex-wd~50 pastry chef Sam Mason opened his all-artisanal-mayonnaise storefront on Easter Sunday, hoarding all the eggs for bacon, white truffle, and yuzu chili blends.
564 Vanderbilt Ave. (Dean St.), Prospect Heights

Brew Religion: Beer Authority Open now
The overdue, much-anticipated megatemple to craft brews is now welcoming parishioners from nearby Port Authority with 100-odd bottles and 60 taps, along with classic bar bites.
300 W. 40th St. (8th Ave.), Hell's Kitchen (212-510-8415)

Beirut Cause: Almayass Open now
This Armenian-Lebanese mini-empire — with outposts all over the Middle East — has an extensive mezze menu, with multiple varieties of hummus, keftes, and coal-grilled meats.
24 East 21st St. (Broadway), Flatiron. (212-473-3100)

Lens Crafters: Up to 50% Off at Lomography Gallery Fri-Sun
Buck the digital trend and go lo-fi finally with one of Lomography's old-school film cameras and lenses, and pick up books, bags, and accessories to match.
41 W. 8 St. (Macdougal St.), Soho; 106 E. 23rd St. (Park Ave.), Flatiron

Pot and Pans: Sons of Essex "Munch Brunch" Fri
In honor of 4/20, SoE holds an all-day à la carte brunch, serving lobster Benedict and truffle grilled cheese while screening Half Baked and Cheech & Chong: Up in Smoke.
133 Essex St. (Rivington St.), Lower East Side (212-674-7100)

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