Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Places to Eat at the Four Knots Music Festival in the South Street Seaport


Where can you get a half-pound, pedigreed Pat LaFrieda burger plus a shitload of fries for $11 just steps from the concert grounds?

This Saturday afternoon and evening, The Village Voice kicks off our first annual 4Knots Summer Music Festival at the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. The space and aquatic vistas are spectacular; the music is excellent, and, more important, free; and between the main stage and the Music Lounge over on Front Street, you’re likely to be there a good long time. Which brings up an important question, “What the hell are you going to eat?”

Now, among its other more worthy attributes, the SSS happens to be one of the city’s foremost TOURIST TRAPS, and the food bargains are few and far between, believe us. Finding a bite that’s not both expensive and just plain bad is a challenge of the first order.

Accordingly, Fork in the Road has applied itself with vigor to ferret out 10 places with great food and, in many cases, below-average prices. So tune in bright and early tomorrow morning to find out which places we picked. And we hope to see you at the festival!

Is there anything decent to be found in the third-floor food court? Her gesture says it all…