The Weekend Playbook: Cronut sundaes, giant BBQs, and Japanese beer

Shake Shack Cronut Concrete

Free Stuff/Party of the WeekPopular creator of Southern-themed events, Sweet Tea City is setting up their tailgate series at the Boat Basin on 9/14 and 9/28 for all-you-can-drink, BBQ-fueled football watching parties, and we've got your free spot with a plus one. Just hit us up on Twitter @ThrillistNYC and @SweeTeaCity with #Thrillgate and your best, craziest, or most intense tailgating experience, and we'll pick a winner

Thursday, September 12thThe Delight of Craft Beer and Japanese Cuisine is going down at the Japan Society with Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver and featured beers from Echigo, Nippon, Ise Kadoya, and Ryujin, among others

It's that time of year again... the time for sausage-and-peppers sandos, funnel cakes, and a billion Italian lights over Mulberry. Head to San Gennaro and stuff yourself silly now through Sept 22nd

Saturday, September 14thAn all-you-can-eat fried chicken and pancake breakfast is making all your dreams come true at Brooklyn Bowl starting at 11a with special guest Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket serving up his possibly famous pulled pork. All proceeds are also going to charity, so it's your civic responsibility to eat as many pancakes as possible

Sunday, September 15thThe awesomely named Carnivorous Party at Crown Vic in Williamsburg promises to be much more than the pig roast it seems thanks to top-notch chefs from restaurants like Gywnett St, The Pines, OddFellows, and Chez Jose

Tuesday, September 17thSo fine, it's not the weekend, but, if you plan on getting to the front of this line, you might need to start over the weekend. For one day only, Shake Shack is offering a Cronut Hole Concrete with cinnamon-sugar Cronut holes mixed into butter-caramel custard, exclusively at their Madison Square Park location.