Charles Gabriel at Aretsky's Patroon

Harlem's czar of soul food's bringing his act downtown, where $25 will get you three pieces of his ballyhooed fried chicken (carefully done in a pan instead of a deep fryer), two sides (collards, candied yams, mac & cheese...), and banana pudding. Live honky tonk'll be busted out by pianist Ben Healy, who, unlike his Double Deuce-ing brother Jeff, can totally see who threw that beer bottle at him.