Things to do for July 19, 2017

Should Raving in a Chocolate Factory and Endless Oysters Be of Any Interest...

And If You've Got Time, Hit the New Quality Eats

By Ilana Dadras

Wednesday
This Town Is Certainly Big Enough for Another Quality Eats
THE OPENING

This Town Is Certainly Big Enough for Another Quality Eats

When you’re on the Upper East craving Dr. Pepper-braised long bone short ribs, or 24-ounces of grilled Berkshire porterhouse with pineapple caramel, but definitely a French press full of rosé sangria, you’ll want the new, second location of Quality Eats. Because they’ve got all that.

Now open, Quality Eats, 1496 2nd Ave (at E 78th), 212-256-9922

Thursday
Megu’s Got a Pop-Up Oyster Bar, and You Should Go to It
THE EXCESS OF ACCROUTEMENTS

Megu’s Got a Pop-Up Oyster Bar, and You Should Go to It

There exists a man named Kevin Joseph who calls himself a master mermmelier. This man will be in the private dining room of Megu hosting an oyster pop-up wherein you and a date can stand and slurp exotic oysters, top them with 16 accoutrements like three-citrus Sancerre foam and Japanese mignonette, and pair it all with a bottle of Brut. Bless this man.

Wed-Sat through Aug 5, 6pm-10pm, $150-$300, Megu at Dream Downtown, 355 W 16th St (between 8th and 9th), 212-885-9400

Saturday
Chocolate, Mezcal and Dance Music. Together at Last.
THE DANCING

Chocolate, Mezcal and Dance Music. Together at Last.

You could do dinner and a movie, sure. Or you could make for this Bushwick chocolate factory with Funktion One speakers bumping some damn good dance music, plus handmade chocolates and an abundance of mezcal cocktails. Either or.

Sunday
The Line Up’s a Secret. Go Anyway.
THE STORIES

The Line Up’s a Secret. Go Anyway.

It’s the 20th installment of writer-musican Michael Leviton’s spoken word-live music event in The Jane’s beautiful ballroom. The line up’s a secret, but this event is always killer—think models recounting their wildest ayahuasca experiences and musicians like Moses Sumney taking the stage for a song or two. Let’s see what they’ve got in store this time around.

Jul 23, 8pm, suggested donation $10, The Tell at The Jane, 113 Jane St (at West), 212-924-6700, RSVP at thetell@michaelleviton.com

Beyond
Chris Bianco’s Taking Over Sessanta
THE RESERVATION

Chris Bianco’s Taking Over Sessanta

Beard-winning chef Chris Bianco will be taking over the kitchen at Sessanta for one night only, and it’ll result in many a pleasant tasting thing like chicken cacciatore and hand-rolled cavatelli with charred leeks and goat cheese cream. And the time to secure your seats is... now.

Ilana Dadras passes her days writing about good food, talking about good food and consuming good food. Occasionally doing other things, too.

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