Three great date options await. 1) A decadent spread of oysters, lobster tacos and wine in SoHo—for 48 bucks. 2) A dark lounge full of Prohibition-style cocktails and live jazz. 3) Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in a sleek Parisian spot. We also like option 4—all of the above.
Things to do for May 23, 2013
Beer Gardens, Katz’s and the Hamptons
Weekend, weekend, weekendtime. Time to sit back and unwind.
Marlow & Sons, Reynard and Now This
Andrew Tarlow. Runs Marlow & Sons, Diner, the Wythe Hotel, Reynard. So, yeah: nice work, Andrew. Now he’s got you wanting to go well into Greenpoint with this wooded charmer of a corner café and rum-cocktail bar. Which is... impressive.
A Big, Beautiful Beer Garden in Flatiron
There’s this weird thing you have. You just love vast Provençal outdoor gardens that serve oysters and shandies. Really strange. But we’re not here to judge. We’re here to tell you that one of those has emerged. Surprise: it’s this.
A Murderers’ Row of Chefs Doing Katz’s
Katz’s Deli: you may have heard of it in its 125 years of existence. Speaking of: Katz’s is 125. And in honor of its anniversary, Danny Bowien from Mission Chinese, Joey Campanaro from Little Owl and Bill Telepan are cooking up this dinner there. With special guest star, Pastrami.
The Smile, but in the Hamptons
If there’s 10 things you like about the Hamptons, one of them is that a lot of your favorite restaurants just head out there for the summer right with you. Case in point: the Smile. They’ll be at Ruschmeyer’s, serving up freshly caught local fish, veggies and bivalves. The best valves.
Meet Paul Sevigny’s Summer Spot
You pride yourself on your deep, abiding tolerance of a cabana-and-daybed-friendly lifestyle. And seeing as that’s the case, you’re going to want to get to Montauk Beach House, where Paul Sevigny will be sharing his vinyl collection with the poolside masses. He’s a giving guy.