The Weekend Guide

soup and bread cookbook party!

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HELP
Soup and Bread Cookbook Party
What:
Chicago-based hunger fighters and cookbook authors convince five great NYC chefs (Roebling Tea Room, Jimmy’s No. 43, Roberta’s, etc.) to serve free homemade soups and bread.
Why: Hand over a tip for your meal; donations benefit the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where:
The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves., Gowanus (718-643-6510).

REAP
Basis Good Food to You
What:
Affordable, sustainable produce sourced from small farms is now delivered to your home or office — so long as five people are in.
Why:
If it’s good enough for Dan Barber and about 150 other chefs, we’ll eat it, too.
When:
Order by Fri. prior to the week of delivery.
Where:
E-mail goodfood@basisfoods.com; call 212-334-5544.

SAVE
Aloha Rag’s Winter Sale
What:
Your last chance to score Alexander Wang, Martin Margiela, and 3.1 Phillip Lim at up to 75 percent off.
Why: It’s not yet banana hammock weather.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6:30 p.m.
Where: 505 Greenwich St., at Spring St. (212-925-0882).

EAT
Xi’an Famous Foods
What:
The recently opened Manhattan home of delicious, sinus-busting, hand-pulled noodles saves you a trip to Queens.
Why: You’re feeling slurpy.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 88 E. Broadway, at Forsyth St. (646-209-8242).

CATCH
Travels of William Bartram–Reconsidered
What:
Last chance to see artist Mark Dion’s cabinet of curiosities exhibit filled with tourist tchotchkes, jarred specimens, and other roadside Americana.
Why: Curios make you curiouser.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W. 21st St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves. (212-414-4144).

REMINISCE
Chanterelle Menu Exhibition
What:
Purchase the defunct eatery’s legendary menu covers created by a litany of famous friends like Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Annie Leibovitz. They’re on display for the first time since closing.
Why: Get by with a little help from your friends.
When: Sat. & Sun., 1-9 p.m. Reception, Sun., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Kill Devil Hill, 170 Franklin St., b/t Java & Kent Sts., Greenpoint (347-534-3088).

Photo: QuintanaRoo / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
521 W 21st St
bt Tenth & Eleventh Aves
New York, NY 10011
212-414-4144
Xi'an Famous Foods
88 E Broadway
@ Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
Kill Devil Hill
170 Franklin St
bt Java & Kent Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11222
347-534-3088
149 7th St
bt 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-643-6510
505 Greenwich St
@ Spring St
New York, NY 10013
212-925-0882
175 Eighth Ave
@ 19th St
New York, NY 10011
212-242-0800
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