"Summer's officially over" is what idiots everywhere will be saying this week. You'll be celebrating their sadness, and kicking fall in the teeth, with Thrillist's first annual BYOB Week: 7 restaurants, 7 nights, and as much alcohol as you can carry.
Tuesday: * 212.260.1333
511 E 5th St., between A and B
French date spot with seasonal tasting menus. Perfect for breaking it off with summer girlfriend, whose now useless house on Dune Road just stopped outweighing your desire to never see her again.
Stolen bottle of her father's Bordeaux
253 W 11th St., at W 4th
Cash only, no reservation bistro with outdoor seating. Good place to lock-up potential fall girlfriend and confirm your penis still works after Labor Day.
Bottle of red, bottle of white, also stolen -- from Billy Joel
154 Orchard St, at Rivington
Gather the boys in back for dirt-cheap patio gorging and beers.
12-pack of Singha
558 Broome St, between 6th and Varick
Preserve bank for the weekend with a menu topping out at $11. Expect a wait, bring cash and try the Wild Boar Pate -- there's something wonderful about grinding a ferocious beast down to a dainty spread for crackers.
Bottle of Champale
63 Clinton St, between Stanton and Rivington
Celebrate the legend with sushi and sake bombs.
Case of Sapporo, Magnum of Gekkeikan
Sunday: ** 212.414.4764
14 Bedford St, between Downing and Houston
Send Wednesday into jealous fury. Take her roommate to even better French dinner.
Enough wine to soothe her guilt
242 E 40th St, between 2nd and 3rd
Gorge like feudal Chinese lord. Honor ancestors' ghosts by not vomiting.
6-pack of Tsingtao per lord
This aggressive schedule should set the perfect tone for yet another fall spent watching the leaves change, anticipating the holidays and saving money on alcohol while still drinking seven nights a week.