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Where to eat and drink in NYC on the 4th of July

Celebrate America’s independence with 4th of July food and drink festivities and specials in New York City

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Christina Izzo
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It may be the biggest cookout day of the year, but why slave over a smoky barbecue when you can have the pros do it for you? From whole-hog pig roasts to summer cocktails while watching fireworks to the world’s most famous hot-dog eating contest, we’ve got your 4th of July festivities covered.

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4th of July eating and drinking events

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Dassara
  • Restaurants
  • Carroll Gardens
  • price 2 of 4

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.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Soho
  • price 3 of 4

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.

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Fonda
  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Park Slope
  • price 2 of 4

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).

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Ribalta
  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Greenwich Village
  • price 2 of 4

On Fourth of July, the Greenwich Village pizzeria will offer their Americana round—topped with hot dogs and French fries, naturally—for a holiday price of $14 rather than the usual $18.

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Salvation Taco
  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Murray Hill
  • price 2 of 4

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 events@salvationtaco.com.

  • Restaurants
  • Food court
  • Financial District

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.

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