No house in the Hamptons to escape to this Memorial Day weekend? Sick of cramped apartment BBQs? No friend with a car offering you a ride to “anywhere but here ?”
Relax, don’t worry. There will be plenty to enjoy in your home, sweet home of NYC this coming holiday weekend.
Kick it off right with an awesome five-course Breaking Bad-themed dinner on Friday night. New York Vintners Executive Chef Ryan Smith’s Alternative Dining Experience is bringing Breaking Bad to the table, with five courses paired with five wines by Sommelier Dylan York. Each dish is an homage to a pivotal Breaking Bad moment, from crack house pizza to Pinkman’s breakfast of huevos rancheros for Jane. Buy tickets here.
On Saturday, join other hungry New Yorkers at the Williamsburg Waterfront or the Lower East Side and enjoy incredible dishes from some of NYC’s best food stands at Smorgasburg and the Hester Street Fair.
Starting May 24th, the Hester Street Fair will be bringing some of their deliciousness to Midtown with their weekly “Hester Nights” held every Thursday evening at the Hotel Eventi Courtyard. Complete with food offerings by Pies n’ Thighs, Melt Bakery, La Sonrisa and more, Thursdays just got a lot more exciting for Midtown foodies.
West Village hot spot, The Lion will be jet-setting to London for the summer allowing Londoners to see what all the fuss is about. For two months, chef John DeLucie will be offering The Lion’s signature menu items (think truffle mac n’ cheese, chicken pot pie, The Lion burger “special blend,” among others) at the elite Brompton Club in London’s Kensington Hotel. Typically an exclusive, members-only club, the Brompton Club’s The Lion pop-up will be open for non-member access, but; just like with DeLucie’s NYC restaurants, it wouldn’t hurt if you are a celebrity.
“Beware the man who lives to eat, as opposed to the man who eats to live,” is the paraphrased quote by Socrates which inspired restaurant manager Eryk Pruitt of Durham, North Carolina, to create the dark comedy-horror short film, Foodie. The 29-minute film pokes fun at trendy “foodie” culture by depicting an elite underground supper club during which the snooty members enjoy gourmet human flesh. Foodie had its first screening this past Thursday with a party complete with drinks, music and of course, the foodie’s favorite, food trucks.