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Here's the Plan

the bblt at the meatball shop!

Fill up, strip down.

DEVOUR
The BBLT
What:
Sink your teeth into a ball (chicken, beef, pork, vegetable, weekly special) of your choice, with Surry Farms bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes on rosemary focaccia ($8).
Why: DC readers who order The Meatball Shop’s newest summer snack receive a daily special lemonade on the house (past flavors include strawberry, blueberry, and cucumber mint).
When: Starts Mon. Sun.-Wed., noon-2 a.m.; Thurs.-Sat., noon-4 a.m.
Where: 84 Stanton St., b/t Allen & Orchard Sts. (212-982-8895).

CAFFEINATE
The Randolph Coffee Bar
What:
Alchemy’s cocktail connoisseurs (The Rusty Knot, Andaz Wall Street) mix spirits with roasts from Dark Matter, Oslo, Counter Culture, Roasting Plant, Gimme, and Intelligentsia.
Why: Press pots with hourglass timers, handblown glass pour overs, and augmented brews like the New World (toasted pecans, cream, salt).
When: Opens Mon. Daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 349 Broome St., b/t Elizabeth St. & Bowery (212-274-0667).

TASTE
Fornino Park Slope Does Brunch
What:
Opt for a midday slice of smoked salmon pizza (mascarpone cheese, grilled onion, fried capers) or bacon and eggs pie (sunny side up duo, applewood-smoked bacon, fior di latte, parmigiano).
Why: Between now and July 31, mention DC when booking to get a complimentary Betsy Ross Bellini (prosecco with a raspberry/strawberry puree).
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 256 Fifth Ave., b/t Garfield Pl. & Carroll St., Park Slope. To make a reservation, call 718-399-8600.

SLIP ON
Luscious NYC
What:
Stock up on bras, panties, rompers, slips, and other lacy underthings from Nolita’s newest intimates boutique.
Why: Skivvies from Cosabella, Stella McCartney, and Hanky Panky, plus swim- and sleepwear.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 4 Prince St., b/t Bowery & Elizabeth St. (212-966-2716).

BUY
Improvd Sample Sale
What:
Up to 80 percent off Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Lungta de Fancy, and Brazilian brand Iodice.
Why: Belts starting at $15 (reg. $135 and up), tops at $35 (reg. $175 and up), and dresses at $75 (reg. $325 and up).
When: Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 544 W. 27th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves., 6th flr.

Torn Sale
What: Up to 55 percent off the line’s bold, print-happy tops.
Why: The heathered jersey tank with gold studs (reg. $255, now $119) will make your jorts look good.
When: You need some jazzy basics.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

EXPERIENCE
Blooming Hill Farm Brunch and Private Tour
What:
Take a Basis organized behind-the-barns peek at the Hudson Valley farm’s operations after feasting on panini with grilled zucchini, omelets with fresh greens, and wood-fire pizzas.
Why: Take home heirloom garlic, grilled sweet corn, and the first blueberries and peaches of the season.
When: Sign up now. Tour, July 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Meet at 420 W. 14th St., b/t Ninth Ave. & Washington St. (212-334-5544). Tickets ($75) online at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo: Courtesy of The Meatball Shop

LOCATIONS
4 Prince St
bt Bowery & Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10012
212-966-2716
349 Broome St
bt Elizabeth St & Bowery
New York, NY 10013
212-274-0667
187 Bedford Ave
bt N 6th & N 7th Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-384-6004
Blooming Hill Farm Tour
420 W 14th St
bt 9th Ave & Washington St
New York, NY 10014
212-334-5544
Improvd Sample Sale
544 W 27th St
bt 10th & 11th Aves, 6th flr
New York, NY 10001
84 Stanton St
bt Allen & Orchard Sts
New York, NY 10002
212-982-8895
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