Your $30 Saturday
Sat Nov 21 2009
This is what awaits you at the end of the day. Photograph: Michael Alexander
Pick up a can of food from your cupboards (not the Spam; it's for charity) and jump the subway to the Lafayette Avenue station in Brooklyn for brunch at destination eatery No. 7. Dig into an omelette with Mexican chorizo, Swiss cheese and arugula ($9).
Then, you're off on the red loop of the free Brooklyn art gallery tour, smART. There are two tours today (the other's in Williamsburg) and three tomorrow (see visitbrooklyn.org for the full schedule). Walk one block south from No. 7 on South Portland Place to the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), where buses leave every hour from 1 to 6pm on a hop-on, hop-off tour of nine more galleries in Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene.
Finish back at MoCADA and head to chef King Phojanakong's Asian small-plates eatery Umi Nom, incongruously situated in an ex-Laundromat in Bed-Stuy. Order prawns with chillies and fish sauce ($11), the dish in the photo above that first drew you to this article.
Finally, head back toward the Lafayette Avenue subway and stop into Frank's Lounge for house music from a New York club veteran DJ Disciple, as well as Melting Pot's Kervyn Mark, Soulgasm's Brian Coxx, Cameron da DJ from Langston's, Trevor Fox and Li'l Ray at the Next Level. Dig out that can of food, it's only $5 with a donation to the food drive.
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