What to Do This Weekend in New York City: April 15-16, 2011

Staff Writer
Ashton Keefe gives suggestions on what to do this weekend, starting tonight

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The weekend kicks of early, as usual, and how can it not with the sun shining again... finally. The hockey playoffs are here, and if you grew up like I did, hockey was life. In that spirit, Katz’s Deli will be serving a "Rangers Hat Trick" sandwich, which packs pastrami, corned beef, and brisket between rye and fixings. It will remain on the menu until the end of this best of seven.

All Weekend Tiny Giant Sandwich Shop has finally gotten the OK for wine and beer. After a no-opposition plea (with the understanding they'll never get a full liquor license) they are now able to serve. Congratulate them with a sandwich and a beer.

Tompkins will use the space at "Old School Cafebeeria" feast by chefs Andrew Burman and Matt Monahan of Court St. Grocers' paired with brews by Kelso veteran Sam Richardson. These are hot and up-and-coming Brooklyn chefs, so get your seats fast! Buy tickets.

Friday Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack infuse their dreamy vocals to create Wye Oak's new sound. They're peforming tonight at 9 p.m. at Bowery Ballroom.

Sunday The Best Sommelier in America 2011 Competition is going on at Jumeirah Essex House. You can buy tickets for $50 to attend the final round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Big spenders can throw down $500 for tickets for the gala and awards ceremony.