4th of July eating and drinking events
Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori will serve an all-American combo for the holiday: a burger (with lettuce, tomato, pickles, American cheese and special sauce) and choice of domestic beer (Six Point’s The Crisp, Brooklyn Lager, Black Hog Granola Brown Ale) for $17.76.
The French-Japanese parlor is offering happy hour prices all day: All drinks are $4, as are bar bites after 5:30pm.
The Carroll Gardens ramen-ya will celebrate America’s independence with a pig roast and seafood blowout, offering $12 pork or $15 blue-crab plates alongside live-music performances from Styles Upon Styles, $5 draft beers and $3 PBR.
Andrew Carmellini’s West Village spot is celebrating the Fourth with an all-day cookout running from 11am to 10pm, with specials including shrimp hush puppies with pickled jalapeño, smoked brisket, pulled pork and watermelon punch, with peach pie with blackberry-buttermilk ice cream for dessert.
From July 2 through July 9, Roberto Santibanez’s Mexican canteen will host a Fiesta Americana with South of the Border interpretations of American staples: think a bacon-wrapped, avocado-topped Mexico City hot dog ($8.95) or a guajillo beef burger with pickled relish mayo and pico de gallo ($12.95).
It ain’t Fourth of July without the frank icon’s infamous, annual hot-dog eating contest, starring the speediest eaters of 12 cities who prove their patriotism by shoveling as many dogs into their faces as they can in 10 minutes during the ESPN-televised final.
Tom Colicchio’s East River restaurant will offer front-row seats to the night’s firework displays during its Independence Day celebration, featuring walk-around barbecue fixins, a four-hour open bar and summertime games like cornhole, bocce ball and ping-pong for $250.
Feast on April Bloomfield’s tacos, tamales and holiday specials (house beef-and-pork hot dogs on potato rolls, a boozy pineapple cocktail) at the restaurant’s brick rooftop. Stick around to watch the fireworks off the East River by making a $25 reservation with firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the South Street Seaport’s Festival of Independence—including live music from the Sam Barns Bluegrass Showdown and the Liza Colby Sound—Smorg will welcome a few additional vendors for the day, offering bites from Dan & John’s, Chickpea & Olive and Landhaus.