Just because winter coats are in stores doesn’t mean you should throw in your swimsuit. Focus on the final weeks of summer…starting with where you’re going to drink. Here’s what we have for you.
Wednesday, August 23rd
Stop and Smell the Rosé at Eataly Downtown
Check out Eataly Downtown’s new restaurant Vino e Grano through a pink lens. Sip varietals of chilled rosé. Nibble on delicious Italian fare like sample ancient grains made into fluffy focaccia bread, savory pizza alla pala and more. Be sure to snap a pic in the photo-booth with your summer water. Here’s to the pleasures of summer. *clink*
Tickets are available to purchase here.
101 Liberty St, 4 World Trade Center, Fl. 3, www.eataly.com, @eatalydowntown
Thursday, August 24th
Citi Taste of Tennis NYC
Fan-girl over your favorite tennis stars while sipping signature cocktails and sampling gourmet bites from the city’s top restaurants. Masaharu Morimoto – the Iron Chef, James Beard Award winner, and Citigold Lounge Host – will lead the roster of world class culinary masterminds for Citi Taste of Tennis’ 18th year.
The line-up includes: Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto), April Bloomfield (Salvation Taco, Salvation Burger), Frances Tariga (Megu), Kerry Heffernan (Grand Banks) and Andre Fowles (Miss Lily’s). Stick around for Citi Taste of Tennis After Dark – A delectable dessert-tasting and drinking experience in the CitiGold Lounge from 9:00PM to 11:00PM. Brought to you by AYS.
W New York, 541 Lexington Ave., www.cititasteoftennis.com, @tasteoftennis
Sunday, August 27th #SundayFunday
Sunday Funday doesn’t necessarily mean heavy drinking starting as early on Sunday as physically possible, but meeting up with your best buds over (multiple) buckets of five or six beers to discuss the latest gossip. Here’s where you and the crew should meet:
A bucket of Bronx Summer Ale won’t break the bank. Absorb the skyline views and surrounding Aussie accents.
Play your pals in mini-golf. Loser picks up the next round. That’s only $32 a bucket (if you’re not drinking Bud Light).
North River Lobster Co.
Dive deep into a bucket of Blue Moon while sailing the Hudson River. Sling back some oysters, too.
Enter chef John McCarthy’s urban izakaya in Kip’s Bay. The Japanese-inspired restaurant combines authentic elements of the izakaya dining experience with a modern-day approach. McCarthy, owner of The Crimson Sparrow in Hudson upstate, was inspired after spending time traveling, working, eating and cooking in Japan. His dishes involve several cooking techniques – frying, fermentation, raw – and are meant to complement the heady cocktails which he crafted.
Pair the Sakura Sling – house strawberry-infused shochu with gin, pineapple, and lime – with beef tartare stacked with gochujang, pine nuts and shiitake or grilled squid dressed in black garlic oil and Japanese mayo. Get in a Japanese whisky situation with one (or three) of the following: Iwai, Ichiro’s Single Malt, and Akashi White Oak.
439 Third Ave., 929-367-8607, @oka_nyc
#HappyHour4eva at Adoro Lei
Keep the party going #4eva on the weekends. Starting at 4:00PM until… Enjoy standard happy hour pricing ($5-8) on draft beers, well drinks, prosecco and select wines throughout the night. Share a the new #4eva Punch crafted through a collaboration with well-known Hooch mixologist, Noel Nepomuceno (Megu). The #4eva Punch packs just the right amount of kick – made with Bulleit Rye, Myers Dark Rum, fresh lime juice, grapefruit juice and honey syrup.
287 Hudson St, 646-666-5096, www.adorolei.com, @adorolei
Weekend Brunch at The Sosta
Our favorite pale-pink, Insta-worthy spot just launched weekend brunch. Gather the gals and order a full spread. Select savory options like Breakfast Spaghetti and Erba Benedict with poached eggs, ham or spinach, green goddess over focaccia toast; or sweet choices like Mini Nutella Sandwiches and Grape & Thyme Ricotta Toasts.
Finally, get your spritz fix with Classico with prosecco, Cappelletti, soda, and orange; Sterzata with white wine, Cappelletti, soda and lemon; and Bianco with Cocchi Americano, soda, and mint. Cheers to the weekend.
186 Mott St, www.thesosta.com, @thesosta
All Day, Every Day Happy Hour at Wine Legend The Store & The Bar
Choose from any house wines or beer on tap for 20% off. Pick from Chef Bryan Gregg’s food menu including various cheese or cured meats, half-sandwich-pressed duck and brie, charred pea and bacon toast and other bites (1 for $8, 3 for $21, 5 for $30) that pair perfectly with their fresh tap sips. Perfect for lunch “meetings” with co-workers, or weekend hangs with friends.
166 Myrtle Ave, 347-422-0015, www.winelegend.com/ny/, @winelegendbk
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