Your July 4 plan: head to the Mondrian SoHo’s rooftop penthouse. Enjoy an open beer/wine bar. Watch fireworks from their floor-to-ceiling windows. But first, grab admission for 85 bucks on Perks. Also: we’re getting you first access to the year’s biggest taco/tequila fest, and a day of VIP pool lounging on the Gansevoort Park Avenue’s roof.
Things to do for June 21, 2012
Gardens of Beer, Windows of Meatballs
The weekend can stand the heat and will thus remain in the kitchen.
New York’s First Hibachi Truck
Hibachi. That miraculous Japanese apparatus upon which onions are sometimes transformed into volcanoes. Well, say hello to the first-ever mobile version in New York. It’s got all the classics: beef, chicken, shrimp. But, you know, moving all over town.
A Pop-Up Freemans Bespokery
Over the years, Freemans has solidified itself as at least one of your top five places to get a whole grilled trout and a natty single-button blazer. Now add “bespoke suit” to the checklist. Their new pop-up atelier can fix you up with something that’ll go perfectly with trout.
A FiDi Beer Garden. Yes, with Sausage.
It never fails. You just can’t catch a glimpse of any hotel in FiDi without thinking, “Yeah, that’s great, but it’d be a whole lot better if there were a beer garden in the courtyard... one that served German beers, classic sausages and pretzels.” Conveniently for you, this is that.
A Meatball Express Lane
If there’s anything better than a meatball sandwich on brioche, you haven’t found it. And that’s because you haven’t found this late-night and breakfast takeout window from the Italian maestros at Sauce. And that’s because it just opened. Things just taste better from a window for some reason.
Looking Down on Times Square
You’re well aware of Copacabana. Actually, you’re well aware of its first incarnation, thanks to your guided tour from Ray Liotta. And thanks to Barry Manilow. With special guest appearances from Sammy Davis Jr. Anyway, this new version’s got a year-round rooftop. And we all know how much you love those.