These last few days of summer are precious so take advantage and do all things summer: enjoy the outdoors, bqq, and cool off with something cool 'n' sweet. Check out all of these New York City restaurants offering up just what you need!
Go On a Picnic:
Folks who want to relax in Washington Square Park should order pizza picnic boxes from Pizza Roma on Bleecker Street in the West Village. These clever carryout containers, named after parks in Rome, are filled with the restaurant’s signature Roman-style pizza al taglio (square pizza by the cut), Paninis, fresh summer salads, and more.
GO Burger Bar & Grill is all about National French Fry Day, and in order to celebrate, they are offering up a free order of fries! All you have to do is visit their Facebook page to redeem the offer. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that you can print out and bring to GO Burger to claim for free fries. Don't wait to get your spud on!Jay-Z's 40/40 Club is serving up their signature 40/40 Fries - cooked with the skin on perfection and can be ordered plain or spicy for $9. Aptly named Pommes Frites, the specialty fry stop serves up some truly delicious Belgian fries. With over 25 different sauces for your dipping pleasure, you really can't go wrong here. Order up fries small to large from $4.50-$7.75. Blue Smoke, which is widely known around NYC for their great fries, offers up three different kinds for patrons to choose from. They have their regular french fries ($4.95), spicy cheese fries ($6.95), and their sweet potato wedges with maple dip ($6.50). The worst part about this place is knowing which kind to pick! Cafeteria, the popular late night spot serves up some killer truffle french fries ($8). If you're feeling extra feisty order them with the truffle mac and cheese. You'll be quickly on your way to flavor country! Five Guys is the perfect spot for quick, cheap, and unbelievably delicious fries ($3.59). Spiced with cajun seasoning and cooked to perfection, these little potato sticks have quite a cult following.
June 30th is National Ice Cream Soda Day, and it certainly is timed perfectly with the hot weather we've been experiencing lately. So chill out at these NYC locations for some delicious, refreshing treats!
GO Burger on the Upper East Side makes a boozy take on this frosty, soda fountain staple: They blend three scoops of silky vanilla ice cream into a Cuba Libre ($12), a traditional highball that GO Burger makes with Bacardi Silver Rum, Boylan’s Cane Cola – made with pure cane sugar -- and lime.
Virgil's Real Barbecue makes a root beer float ($6.50) with Stewarts Root Beer and vanilla ice cream, along with beer-based floats such as the Vanilla Porter Float ($9) with Breckenridge Porter, Cointreau and vanilla Ice Cream, and the Blueberry Wheat Float ($9) with Shipyard Blueberry Wheat Beer and vanilla Ice Cream.