Best Spots for Oysters and Best Beers for the Holiday: What to Read This Weekend


Hopefully, you’re mid-four-day weekend by now, nursing the wounds from an Independence Day blow-out with a greasy breakfast and a strong bloody mary. As you fuel up to continue the merriness–perhaps with one of our five best Fourth of July weekend events happening over the next couple of days–settle in for a listen of part one and part two of Zachary Feldman’s food music mixtape, and take a moment to read some of our best stories of the week.

Craving a raw bar feast? Hannah Palmer Egan lists our 10 best spots to slurp and shuck oysters in NYC.

Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) executive director Peter Kim tells us what to expect from the first pop-up exhibit from Dave Arnold’s brain child as well as how the project will evolve in the coming months.

Eve Turow talked to Bierkraft’s Joe Tracy to round up five great local beers for weekend festivities. The Fourth may be over, but we’re betting these brews will still taste great.

Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue pitmaster Matt Fisher meditates on the meaning of regional barbecue and then weighs in on everything from Bear–an underrated restaurant in Queens–to Kenny Shopsin to the diner requests that make him cringe. Check out part one of his interview and then move on over to part two.

Scarlett Lindeman takes a break from domestic feasting and reveals an East Village spot where you can find the tlacoyo, a masa-based Mexican street snack.

Looking for a cheap, boozy brunch this weekend? James A. Foley files a report on Harefield Road, a bar that serves huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and french toast plus a bloody mary or mimosa for $12 on Saturdays and Sundays, making it an affordable way to start an afternoon of day-drinking or take the edge off of last night’s bad decisions.

We’ve covered a whole new batch of favorite dishes, including the Hill Country Chicken pie milkshake, steak and cheese pie from the Musket Room, and Satarash from Saro Bistro. Check out our list so far, and if you’re so inclined, send us your own favorites for our consideration.

And whether you’re passing through one of the train stations this holiday, commuting on a daily basis, or planning a trip for later this summer, it’s worth checking out Zachary Feldman’s story on the best spots to eat near Grand Central and Penn.