Williamsburg, Brooklyn is quickly becoming the epicenter of New York nightlife, thanks to a slew of clubs offering everything from underground artists to big-name house deities. And the opening of a new club by the Verboten crew is one of the biggest things to do in New York this fall.
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The big club opening...
With the party-tossing Verboten gang’s eponymous venue on North 11th Street slated to open soon, it’s official: Williamsburg has become New York’s new clubland paradise. With the Fixed, Trouble & Bass and Bespoke posses already signed on as residents, and boldfaced-name DJs Guy Gerber, Carl Craig and Davide Squillace on board as partners—and barring an unexpected switch in music policy to meathead-friendly EDM—this should be the best addition to the late-night landscape since, well, Output (see below). 60 North 11th St between Kent and Wythe Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (verbotennewyork.com). Opening early fall.
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For traditional Thai cuisine in East Harlem, look no further than Malii. Adventurous diners will find plenty to try here, from a coconut seafood casserole ($15.95) to creamy tom yum noodles with shrimp, fish balls and ground pork in a lemongrass broth ($10.95). Some favorites, like the crispy pork belly ($12.95) come in a variety of preparations: sauteed with Chinese broccoli in a garlic sauce, cooked with string beans, carrots and basil in curry paste or served with scallion, red onion, mint and ground toasted rice in a spicy lime dressing. Other staples will be more familiar to takeout connoisseurs, like shrimp pad thai ($11.95), red curry with eggplant and chicken ($10.95), spring rolls ($4.95) and chicken satay skewers ($6.95). Don’t forget dessert: You’ll want to order up the fried banana with homemade coconut ice cream ($6.95) or mango sticky rice ($7.95).
Venue says: “$8.50 lunch special w/ free app. & salad. Happy hour 4-7 - $4 beer, $5 wine, sake, cocktail, appetizer. Mention Time Out & get 10% off.”