Your Perks: 1) A reserved seat to watch John Lithgow and Annette Bening perform Shakespeare in the Park. 2) Three courses of incredibly rare scotches (think 1950 Macallan) paired with Cantonese delicacies at Hakkasan. 3) Exclusive tickets to Isola’s rosé-fueled brunch celebrating the summer solstice. Start the longest day of the year right.
This is the first day of the rest of your weekend.
Shave and a Haircut... and a Bike.
Things you can get at Shinola in Tribeca:
—A stunning bicycle
—A stunning watch
—A stunning leather baseball
—A stunning duffel bag
A stunning haircut
Wait, no—yes, you can get that, too. The ear-lowering experts of Fellow Barber are posting up there for 10 days. Grow hair accordingly.
Laughs and Zydeco in Flatiron
Comedy and zydeco. They’re like peas and carrots since... just now. The New Orleans feast makers at Bo’s are now doing comedy with Colbert and Conan vets, followed immediately by live zydeco on Thursdays. Zydeco is the official music of mass crawfish consumption.
Make Your Own Damn Bloody Mary
Amali’s got a new brunch. It’s got linguine carbonara, semolina waffles and other light fare, and that’s great. But... Bloody Mary bar. Theirs makes just about any permutation you can imagine (and probably some you can’t) possible. Though we know you. “Aquavit, basil syrup, bacon, pepperoncini, sumac salt.” That’s you, right?
Lobster on an LES Rooftop All Summer
If you were to run for office, it’d be on a strict “one whole lobster on a rooftop for everyone” platform. But now, we’re here to tell you you’d be plagiarizing your platform from Hotel Chantelle, who’s doing that every Sunday this summer. Politics, man.
What Else Is New
A Sceney New Lounge and Lobster Fries
If you’re in Midtown: Grab your nearest starlet (figuratively), don something dashing and
have a few of the particularly stiff cocktails at Beautique’s new lounge.
If you possess taste buds: A Bushwick shack called the Diggs is now doing lobster-topped and citrus-pulled-pork-topped fries until 1am. Gotta love 1am.
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
It’s Just Polos Here. Nothing Else.