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Things to do for May 15, 2014
Fried Turkey, Slimer and Gator Meatballs
The weekend doesn’t sweat. It glistens.
Chef’s Star Sandwich, on Your Plate
Sadly, you never got to taste the sauce from Goodfellas or the monkey brains from Temple of Doom. But tonight at Pot Lobby Bar, Roy Choi is selling the Cuban sandwiches, mojitos and guava cheesecake he designed for Jon Favreau’s movie Chef. Cut to guava cheesecake falling down at the Oscars...
Coffee with Chocolate Chip Breakfast
About that new café named ToC—yes, there’s plenty of reclaimed wood all over. Yes, they’ve got chocolate chip challah bread and Turkish coffee for breakfast. Yes, they’ve got fried-turkey-and-brie sandwiches with cranberry mayo for lunch. And yes, those things all sound pretty good.
Vintage Clothes and Leather Wallets
NYC-imported bazaar Artists & Fleas takes over Downtown’s Arts District this weekend—just in case you’re in the market for vintage dandy wear, leather wallets, cold-brew coffee and barn-wood furniture. Perfect, since there’s only 11 days left to finish your Memorial Day shopping.
Alligator Meatballs and Po’boys
Alligators are generally less menacing in meatball form. At the crawfish boil on the Dominick’s patio on Saturday, you’ll find hurricanes, gator meatballs, oysters, po’boys with roast beef or soft-shell crab... and a record-breaking heat wave. For authenticity.
A Study in Busting Ghosts
Flowers, vases and streams—that stuff all worked okay for Monet, but imagine what he could’ve done with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Saturday at Gallery 1988, you’ll see more than 80 artists’ works based on Ghostbusters. Once you get past the gatekeeper.