The Five Best Food Events for Labor Day Weekend Involve Drinks and Patios


Narcissa Labor Day Weekend Low Country Boil, Narcissa, 21 Cooper Square, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m.

Rain or shine, Narcissa’s outdoor garden terrace will offer a respite for fans of Southern fare. For $45, guests can enjoy blue crabs, peel-and-eat shrimp, and sausage, along with hush puppies and carrot cupcakes for dessert. Beer will be available starting at $5, and guests can secure a reservation by contacting the restaurant.

Happy Hour and U.S. Open Viewing, Juniper Bar, 237 West 35th Street, Friday through September 13, 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Need a quick drink before heading out to the U.S. Open? This bar near Penn Station will broadcast every match of the tournament, with happy hour specials from 4 to 8 p.m.. The deal includes a selection of drinks like prosecco and Ithaca Flower Power IPA for $6 each. The bar is also offering a version of the U.S. Open’s signature honey deuce cocktail and has a full menu on hand.

New Brunch, Angel of Harlem, 2272 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tired of the standard mimosa? If you’re in need of a new brunch routine, head uptown to check out this new Latin-Caribbean brunch. Though a complimentary sangria or sparkling cocktail comes with entrées like coconut french toast or Jamaican ackee and saltfish, plenty of unique specialty cocktails await. The “currant situation” mixes champagne with black currants, cranberries, and strawberries, while a ginger fizz might be your new best hangover cure.

Labor Day Weekend Party, Extra Fancy, 302 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m.

Instead of hitting the beach, take advantage of the kiddie pool in the backyard of this cocktail- and seafood-focused joint, which is offering live music throughout the day. The restaurant is offering a few drink specials, including $5 frozen vodka drinks, $3 Brooklyn Brewery beers, and $5 sausage and pepper sandwiches.

Thai Crab Boil, Resto, 111 East 29th Street, Monday, 4 to 10:30 p.m.

Before heading home from the beach, grab a taste of Thailand with some green coconut curry crab, sticky rice, and isaan sausage spring rolls. For $50, guests also receive green papaya and an eggplant salad and mango tapioca pudding, with select draft beers and wine included, too. Reservations are suggested and can be made in advance by contacting the restaurant, though walk-in groups are welcome too.