Everybody might be talking about Thanksgiving now, but we know that the minute the turkey is done and the football's turned on, there will only be one thing on people's minds. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday, and brace yourself, folks, because like winter, it is coming.
Black Friday might be a little brutal when it comes to battling the shopping masses, but it doesn't have to be all stress! We've got the hook up on places offering Black Friday food and drink deals, so you can treat yourself after a day as a retail warrior.
Brunch in New York is becoming more of a staple, straddling the fine line between sophisticated dining and a hangover cure for underacheivers. The term "drunk brunch" is especially popular with the party crowd, who can't be bothered to find an egg after a night of heavy drinking, let alone cook it. If you need a brunch that will nourish your sould while not throwing shade on your life choices, all while giving your tastebuds a much-needed kick in the pants, then MexiBBQ needs to be your regular brunch spot.
Like all good things, summer is quickly coming to an end. We all know winter is coming, but it’s not here yet! That’s why this Saturday (August 31st) is the perfect time to celebrate National Eat Outside Day. Grab your shades and get ready to take in some air while you take your food outside.
One spot we love for picnics is the High Line. Stop by Chelsea Market on your way west for an almond croissant or a scrambled egg sandwich at Sarabeth’s Bakery. If you’re in the mood for something more lunch-oriented, pick up some killer Bánh mì at Num Pang. You can also find a great assortment of local cheeses at Lucy’s Whey while you’re shopping around.
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.
Shark Week is officially back in session...which means it's time to get your snorkels ready, your fins on, and raise your glasses because you can finally party like it's Shark Week again! Check out some of these fintastic 'tails, jawsome bites, and bloody fun parties.
MexiBBQ in Astoria will be offering shark-inspired specials all week long, from Sunday through Thursday. Delicious dishes include Taces de Tiburon (shark tacos, $9) made with grilled shark, fresh avocado, and guajillo orange salsa. You can also try their Great 'Witte' Beer Flight for $9, which includes a range of refreshing summer craft brews. You can enjoy all this while watching Shark Week at the bar.
Tequila might te-kill-ya, but it is nonetheless an important staple in anyone's drinking repertoire. That is why today we celebrate National Tequila Day (Cinco de Mayo just isn't enough tequila!). In honor of this boozy holiday, we are providing you with a fantastic list of bars around the city offering up delicious tequila-based cocktails. And for those who can't make it out today, there's even a DIY cocktail recipe. Cheers!
A.G Kitchen, the new Upper West Side restaurant by lauded Executive Chef Alex Garcia, looks to Southeast Asia for inspiration when crafting the Thai Me Down, which stars tequila infused with pineapple and Thai basil. The drink also incorporates fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime and green chartreuse – an herbal liqueur made by monks.
New York City is bustling with great watering holes so it's really not necessary to skip town for the holiday. If you're hanging around this week, check out this list of great 4th of July cocktails served up at great local bars. Sad to be missing out? Don't worry, we also have some DIY recipes for some patriotic 'tails.
Williamsburg’s MyMoon, serves a Red, White and Blue Sangria ($8 glass, $30 carafe) made with Maprecco Vinho Verde (white wine) and topped with strawberries and blueberries. The drink is also extremely aromatic thanks to the addition of Capel Pisco, a floral brandy made with Muscat grapes. Enjoy it on MyMoon’s sprawling outdoor patio.