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Food & Drink

The Weekend Guide

We’ve got a 5:30 and an 11.

EAT
Back Forty
What:
Savoy chef’s bucolic new tavern brings the farm to the table. Back patio provides a little R&R (restaurant recreation).
Why: He’s bringing 40 back. And shrimp and bacon beignets, cider doughnuts, and grass-fed beef burgers.
When: Daily, 6 p.m. Brunch coming soon.
Where: 190 Ave. B, at 12th St. (212-388-1990).

Brasserie 44
What: The Royalton gets a facelift — an elegant lobby (so nice to see me) and a spanking new restaurant (opening next week) from John McDonald (Lure, Lever House).
Why: Those ‘90s design hotels are over.
When: Business lunch, pre- or post-theater.
Where: 44 W. 44th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves. (212-944-8844).

DONATE
Halloween Costumes
What:
Drop off new ones (High School Musical extra, pantless SpongeBob, etc.) for hospitalized kids.
Why: Sexy Janet Reno stays at home.
When: Thru Oct. 28.
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea, 160 W. 25th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. For more info, call 800-368-7764.

BUY
Max&Chloe’s First Sample Sale
What:
CC Skye, Goldenbleu, Anna Corinna, Pade Vavra at 60-80 percent off.
Why: Access-or-ize the demons.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 4-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 122 W. 26th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., ste. 603. (646-290-6446).

Olga Kapustina Sample Sale
What:
Fifty percent off woolly fall dresses, silk chiffon numbers, and party frocks for the holiday season.
Why: That lamé H&M tunic won’t last forever.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 161 W. 22nd St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 3rd flr. (212-563-4930).

LOCATION
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190 Ave B
@ 12th St
New York, NY 10009
212-388-1990
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