This week’s Perks: 1) Dinner and oysters at Greenwich Village hot spot McCoy, followed by an off-menu cocktail downstairs at their speakeasy, Tomoka. 2) 25% off handsome wood furniture from Brooklyn’s Yorkwood (shipping’s on us). 3) A pass to NYC’s most important beer and sausage fest for 40 bucks.
Big Bird’s crashing at the weekend’s place until he gets back on his feet.
Il Mulino’s Got a New Space
You know Il Mulino. They’ve got veal that’s been approved by presidents and supermodels (hard to say which is more impressive). And now they’ve got it uptown. Expect the usual sautéed clams, truffled ravioli and, yes, all that veal, but right off the park. Where sautéed clams want to be.
Finally, a Mac-and-Cheese Truck
The six greatest words in the English language: mac and cheese of the day. Which, incidentally, is what this truck is about. Cheeseburger, buffalo chicken and pulled pork are options. Just think of great things, and then mentally add mac to them. Now you’ve got it.
So this James Bond guy seems to be on a lot of people’s minds right now. Don’t really know what that’s about. But we do know that you can check out every movie that’s ever been made about him at MoMA through October. He seems to have had some adventures.
Italian Brunch at the Mondrian SoHo
You know, for all its glorious cultural contributions, Italy doesn’t really do brunch. But if they did, it’d probably include chorizo/egg pizza, lemon ricotta pancakes and balsamic Bloodys like this one does. Also: a lot of passionate hand gestures.
Sushi from a Former Bondst Chef
There’s a market in Tokyo called Tsukiji. It’s where those world-record tunas come from—the ones that go for about three-quarters of a million bucks. On a related note, it’s where the fish at this new Chelsea sushi spot comes from. And boy are its fins tired.
Blue Moon Roofing, David Byrne and Comedy
Flaky Biscuits and Cocktails in Astoria
Dimly Lit Cocktailery in the Bowery
A Glorious Place for Glorious Clothes
Cocktailing and Cubano-ing in Harlem
A Lobster Roof and a Hot Sauce Garden