Ah, Friday! The weekend's so close you can taste it! Does it taste like the ocean? Because this weekend is full of tasty sea-centric events, and we've rounded up our favorites just for you.
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Summer concerts, pool parties, even the thought of weekend Slip 'n Slide might make you forget there's a lot of fun to be had during the week. Happy hour should help you remember. Here's a look at some of our favorite places for cheap weekday drinking.
Monday, April 8 Willow Road Crawfish Boil Guest chef Jason Hua of The Dutch joins the Willow Road crew for a late-night all-you-can-eat crawfish boil. Feast on fingerling potato salad, andouille dirty rice, and loads of sides for $20. Add another $10 for all-you-can-drink Labbat brews. E-mail reser ... More >>
Paul Gerard brings us a touch of New Orleans
Burn, baby, burn Big Tex, the 52-foot-tall symbol of the Texas State Fair, smoldered, caught fire, and was finally engulfed in flames late last week at the fairgrounds in Dallas before firefighters could arrive and put it out. As the above video demonstrates, the process took only six minutes. The ... More >>
The spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera) is available live in Chinatown fish markets along Mott and Grand streets. Those enjoy looking in those cardboard boxes (either approvingly or disapprovingly) that are used to merchandise live creatures on the sidewalks in front of Chinatown markets had a sur ... More >>
New York City is full of fancy restaurants where people go for a spirited night on the town, to sample the exquisite creations of chefs in vogue, while sitting shoulder to shoulder with the other hundred diners in the know. Then there are the restaurants for the city's homebodies, people who would r ... More >>
Looking for a place to celebrate Fat Tuesday NoLa style? We've got a few suggestions:
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...
Eat like these guys, curbside.It isn't just fast-food chains that are clued in to the food truck craze. Corporations like Heinz have jumped on the bandwagon, unleashing food truck promotions on the streets of New York. Air France is premiering its own mobile vending publicity stunt today, fea ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fat Tuesday Bash Blue Water Grill Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. The restaurant's Jazz Room will host a three-course prix-fixe menu inspired by New Orleans and accompan ... More >>
A Southern-style café that fits in like it's been there for years
Single-minded Egyptian fish joint rules near Journal Square