Go USA! Every four years the summer Olympics glue us to our TV's as we root for our team. Amp up your night by trying out some of these medal-worthy cocktails!
Gold Medal Screwdriver
2 oz. Russian Standard Gold
2 each Mango Slices
1 each Lime Wedge
.5 oz. Ginger Simple Syrup
Juice from 1 whole Orange
In a highball glass, muddle the mango, lime and ginger simple syrup. Fill with ice and add Russian Standard Gold and freshly squeezed orange juice. Garnish with an orange wheel and enjoy!
There isn’t much that compares to a lazy summer morning. Spend yours chowing down on some delicious brunch foods while working on your brunch buzz. Eateries all over the city offer brunch menus throughout the year and some revamp their brunch menus depending on season and market availability. Here are five brunch spots we love!
The ultimate keg and eggs brunch can be found at The Cannibal, beer and butcher shop café that specializes in—you guessed it—meat and beer. Sit at the 8-seat butcher counter for the best view of the chefs at work or enjoy the summer weather and sit in the garden section. Pair any one of their 450 beers paired with a delicious scrambled egg sandwich with cacio pepe and bacon. The menu also offers items such as country biscuits with sausage gravy and grilled cheese with Vermont cheddar, Gruyere, bacon and pork belly. Not in the mood for the traditional bellini? Try The Cannibal’s “brewdriver,” a cocktail that uses beer as a mixer. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
113 East 29th Street
Come celebrate the “candy of meats” on June 23rd in Times Square where bacon-lovers big and small will gather at the Arena Events Space for the first annual Bacon Bash! This bacon-centric event will feature bacon-inspired cocktails, treats, and bacon souvenirs. Food vendors, such as Tommy Lasagna, Lucky 777 Chili Company, Little Town NYC will be serving savory and others will be serving savory bacon treats while sweet bacony goodness will be served by Baconery, Bacon Bites, and more.
While childhood memories inevitably vary, the common consensus for "Best Easter Recollection" is hands down the vintage “Egg Hunt." With a gross overabundance of rabbit decorations, eggs becoming the temporary currency of choice, and the commercial exploitation of the pagan rituals for fertility and rebirth—what’s not to love about the Easter holiday!
In honor of the occasion, the folks over at Scavenger Hunt USA have paired up with Sidebar to celebrate the holiday (and invoke some nostalgia), via their annual Scavenger Egg Hunt/ Bunnycon! The requirements: bunny attire (ears, mask, full-body suit), a quality crew of seekers, a respectable alcohol thirst, and an insatiable desire to unearth eggs! The $60 ticket includes: complimentary drinks and apps during team registration, the 3-hour hunt, assorted goodness along the way (mini prizes, etc.), as well as 1-hour after party at an undisclosed location—perhaps the egg-quest shall reveal it!
The second location of Little Town NYC (366 West 46th Street), owned by restaurateurs Michael Sinensky and Sean McGarr (sideBAR, Hudson Terrace, Village Pourhouse), opened March 12th in the former Village Pourhouse space on Restaurant Row in the Theater District. After the success of their Union Square Little Town NYC, the pair wanted to “provide out-of-towners an experience otherwise unavailable in this part of town” while paying homage to New York dishes from Fifth Avenue to Main Street.
Still don't know where you're going for the big Giants vs. Falcons game on Sunday? We got ya covered! SideBar, Village Pourhouse, and Little Town NYC all have pocket friendly specials. Starting at 1pm on Sunday, chug pitchers of beer, stuff yourself with appetizers all while rooting for your favorite team --hopefully the Giants! Check out these specials...
SideBAR & Little Town NYC - 120 E. 15th St. (At Irving Pl.)
2 for 1 JPP (Juan Pierre Paul) Shots, $30 Big Blue Moon buckets, $10 for two Eli Manwich Sloppy Joes.
Village Pourhouse Downtown - 64 Third Avenue (At 11th St.)
$12 Bud Light pitchers, $15 Big Blue Moon pitchers, FREE Victor Cruz Chips and Salsa with every $30 Big Blue Moon bucket, $25 Bud Light Buckets, and $30 Go Big Bluepoint buckets.
Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row - 366 West 46th St. (Btwn. 8th & 9th Aves.)
$12 Bud Light pitchers, $15 Big Blue Moon pitchers, Free Victor Cruz Chips and Salsa with every $30 Big Blue Moon bucket, $25 Bud Light Buckets, $30 Go Big Bluepoint buckets, and $5 Go Blue shots.
Village Pourhouse UWS - 982-988 Amsterdam Ave. (Btwn. 108th & 109th St.)