These last few days of summer are precious so take advantage and do all things summer: enjoy the outdoors, bqq, and cool off with something cool 'n' sweet. Check out all of these New York City restaurants offering up just what you need!
Folks who want to relax in Washington Square Park should order pizza picnic boxes from Pizza Roma on Bleecker Street in the West Village. These clever carryout containers, named after parks in Rome, are filled with the restaurant’s signature Roman-style pizza al taglio (square pizza by the cut), Paninis, fresh summer salads, and more.
To host a barbecue feast near the East River Esplanade or in your own backyard, turn to Neely’s Barbecue Parlor on the Upper East Side. The restaurant offers hefty picnic baskets to feed three ($89) and an even larger option to feed five ($149), both of which come with items like chopped beef brisket sandwiches, spicy pinto beans with burnt ends and warm peach crisp.
Fourth of July is right around the corner and there's no better way to treat yourself than with a fun getaway to NYC...or a staycation if you're already here! Gansevoort Meatpacking and Gansevoort Park Avenue are offering up a couple of exclusive Independence Day specials that are sure to get you into the USA-spirit.
Get Lit on the Park Package - offered at Gansevoort Park Avenue, starting at $536 per night - Includes a NYC map, continental breakfast for two at Asellina, $20 Metro pass, two Gansevoort baseball caps, BBQ lunch for two served on the rooftop, half price parking, 30-minute fusion massage at Exhale Spa, 30-minute facial at Exhale Spa, and Exhale gift bag with suncreen and SPF lip balm.
We know many of you are getting your Independence Day celebration started early, so we've added some additional revelry for Friday through Sunday. It's going to be a wild week in NYC. Enjoy!
Where: The Darby, 246 West 14th Street.
Where: Tammany Hall Tavern, 218 East 53rd St.
Where: Highland Park, 206 East 34th Street
Where: Sway, 305 Spring St. Manhattan
Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue, 420 park Ave South
Morningstar Grillers Prime are a good choice in terms of a very general-tasting veggie burger. They are made primarily of wheat gluten and soy protein, rather than vegetables. The patties can be dressed up with basic sauces like ketchup, hot sauce or barbecue sauce, and taste best on a roll with lettuce.
The Gardenburger Original is another veggie-burger classic. These small patties are low in calories and fat, and made up of mushrooms, onions, cooked brown rice and some cheeses. These taste good on a roll with sliced avocado and alfalfa sprouts.
Summer is no longer on its way—it's already here. Hello bathing suits, welcome back air conditioners, and all hail grill masters! The only thing worse than a 95-degree day is a 95-degree day and a charred steak. Do not get discouraged. There are plenty of helpful tips you can follow to keep your summer flavorful.
This may be the most important rule for you to follow to enjoy flavorful food off the grill: marinate your meat! At least a day before you grill you should marinate the meat you plan to cook to pack in flavor. This also minimizes the presence of cancer causing bacteria. Also, the leaner the cut of meat you choose the less likely fat drips into your grill further igniting flames. This will eliminate flames directly touching your meats and burning them on the outside. Don’t shy away from vegetables on the grill. A ripe vegetable brushed with some EVOO will be packed with flavor.
The best way to avoid a hangover is simply to drink earlier in the day. You’ll get a great buzz going and can be sober before bedtime. Fortunately, there are plenty of places in New York City where you can have your brunch and drink too! A trip to any of these places will provide not only higher spirits, but a bit of a cultural experience as well.
Enjoy eggs benedict topped with a jalapeno hollandaise sauce with your choice of unlimited Sangria, Mimosa and Bloody Marys at this tapas spot on Hudson Street in Manhattan. At $25 you can pair you unlimited indulgence with anything on the menu.
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ has the taste and atmosphere of those memorable summer weekend barbeques that endures through every generation.
An original menu with the blessing of a southern kitchen, and cocktails to amplify any occasion, Brother Jimmy’s owner, Josh Lebowitz has had mouth-watering success with his Manhattan and Caribbean locations.
This past Tuesday, at Brother Jimmy’s Murray Hill restaurant, Lebowtiz and friends celebrated the publishing of Brother Jimmy’s BBQ cookbook. With the help of Bro Jimmy’s Executive Chef, Eva Pesantez, nightlife writer Sean Evans and the slightest bit of ghost writing by yours truly, this impressive handbook covers all the southern essentials.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we try to pack in as many fun-filled summer activities as possible, and with them, we always have to keep our ensemble of the day in mind! Looking for the perfect outfit to wear to your summer barbecue? Whether your style is girly, laidback, or even edgy, we've got you covered! The key is comfort, while still looking good in the summer heat while playing games or munching on snacks. Check out these three different styles that are perfect for your days filled with fun in the sun!
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With the weather going through its yearly spell of bi-polar mania—deviously teasing glorious warmth and sunshine, only to be viciously assaulted by a blitzkrieg of frigidity—we must look forward to the impending bacchanal of summer. With its great weather, copious sunshine, gradual absence of clothes, and general lack of inhibition: summer is the premiere season for outdoor shenanigans! While summer brings with it the prospect of rooftop bars, outdoor happy hours, and beachside clubbing; there exists an alternative to the ravenous summer night scene—keeping the party local!
The friendly and charming Miller's Pub, located on 134 S. Wabash, serves up hundreds of drinks each day, with favorites including: Belgians ales and lambics, beers, seasonal winter warmers, house cocktails, martinis, wines, a variety of whiskies and so, so, much more. The tireless hotspot opens its doors at 10am, beckoning professionals for lunch hour, and doesn’t close its doors until the college kids are ready to crawl home at 4:00 am.
The food menu at Miller’s, luckily, doesn’t leave much to be desired. The laminate pages are filled with delicious additions such as their world famous BBQ baby back ribs, Greek salad, broiled whitefish. sausage, pepper & onions sauté spaghetti; Greek-style lamb chops, prime butt steak, Greek-style chicken, leg of lamb on bread, and an echo of other highly acclaimed dishes.