Couldn't find a couch in the Hamptons to crash on this Memorial Day weekend? No worries. We’ve got you covered with a roundup of the best food-and-drink deals in the city to get your summer off to an unforgettable (or blissfully fuzzy) start.
Narcissa – What says summer more than a crawfish cookout? A three-day crawfish cookout, that's what. For $25 you can snag a seat on the terrace any day this weekend from noon until 8pm to chow down on andouille sausage, crawfish and pecan pie.
El Original – Launching Memorial Day Monday, Tex-Mex breakfast will be available for the first time at this Hell’s Kitchen newcomer. With extended 7am to 3pm hours, sip a michelada while you choose from 9 types of breakfast tacos, from Frito Pie to egg-and-cheese.
Maison Premiere- Oysters, special BBQ plates and live music await at Williamsburg’s prized cocktail house. They're opening early so get there at noon, as this is one is on a first-come first-serve basis.
Do or Dine - Rub-a-Grub, Bed Stuy’s epic, and epically named, backyard bash, is back for yet another year. Settle in for an all-day affair of booze, food and DJ-spun beats that will have you on your feet and onto the dance floor.
The Gander – Ice cream screams (sorry) summer, and what better way to celebrate the season than with the brand new Sundae Cart at Chef Jesse Schenker’s celebrated all-American spot. Starting Memorial Day, the mobile station will include flavors like Tahitian vanilla, Valrhona dark chocolate and corn merengue with chopped figs or rum soaked raisins.
Miss Lily’s 7A - Picnics in the park are a luxury of summer, and at this East Village outpost, chef Adam Schop has fashioned a Jamaican-style takeaway box for just that purpose. Grab a blanket and a spot on the grass to nosh on rotis with crisp curry goat neck, mango chutney and island jerk wings.
SixtyFive - Celebrate the holiday in style with all-day rosé on the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center. Glasses of sparkling rosé and Prosecco will set you back a Hamilton, and flights of the stuff will only cost an additional $5. It is, hands down, the classiest way to kick off the season.
Birds and Bubbles - Load your plate with seafood and sausage for a down-home low-country cookout on the LES. Tickets are $95, and come with three glasses of bubbly, snacks, and as much shrimp and slaw as your stomach can handle.
Written By Tyler Anderson