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Food Envy: Bessou's chicken karaage
Welcome to Food Envy, where we’ll highlight different dishes from Time Out Market New York that we think you’re going to love—partly because we do. This week, the popular chicken karaage at Bessou steals our hearts (and stomachs). RECOMMENDED: Guide to Time Out Market New York Folks like to say that the fried chicken here in New York can't hold a candle to food coming out of the south. We're not going to try and get into that debate. But what we may be able to agree on is that the invention of fried chicken is one of America's best contributions to culinary history with a storied legacy of crispy goodness. But at Time Out Market New York you'll find one of the best fried chicken dishes in NYC hailing from Japan. And no, it isn't served with collard greens or gravy (not that we don't love those sides, too). Japanese breakfast connoisseurs, Bessou offer one stunning fried chicken at their booth. It's a chicken karaage, the Japanese technique of frying meat, usually chicken, in wheat flour or a starch mix. It's dish that can easily be found in convenience marts like 7/11 throughout Japan. Bessou's version feels accessible yet decadent and is by far, in our opinion, one of the market's best. At their Bessou Time Out Market location, you'll find the dish offered with bright colored pickled daikon, cucumbers and edamame, drizzled with creamy mayo-y goodness.
Food Envy: Mr. Taka Ramen’s tonkotsu ramen
Welcome to Food Envy, where we’ll highlight different dishes from Time Out Market New York that we think you’re going to love—partly because we do. This week, the popular Japanese noodles at Mr. Taka Ramen steals our hearts (and stomachs). RECOMMENDED: Guide to Time Out Market New York We love pizzas and bagels year-round, but the moment we feel autumn in the air, there’s one dish that always comes to mind: ramen. While this city offers countless options when it comes to hearty bowls of Japanese noodles, among the best ramen in NYC is Mr. Taka Ramen. Don’t believe us? You know the ramen is legit when the chef, Takatoshi Nagara, garnered a Michelin star at the lauded Bigiya Ramen restaurant in Tokyo. When Mr. Taka Ramen first opened in 2015, there were no shortage of rave reviews and the lines snaked out the front door. Nagara and his friend Takayukki Watanabe found diners would wait even in the dead of winter for a bowl of the al dente noodles in a deep, savory broth that’s been bubbling for hours. It quickly became one of the best restaurants in the Lower East Side. Period. These days, ramen fanatics can find all different styles of the Japanese favorite. At Niche, there’s a dry-style ramen and even one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the city serves meat-free renditions. But when it comes to bowl of broth that warms us up on the coldest of days, it’s the tonkotsu version at Mr. Taka that makes us hungry. Our lips are coated with a shimmering layer of fat from t
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Mixology Making At The Market with Liquid Lab
Our interactive 101 class is perfect for home enthusiasts, couples and new students. We will go over 4 cocktails with a variety of different spirits and styles talking about ingredients and techniques and sipping along the way, each guest has their own bar station for a completely hands onexperience.
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Take a stroll: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Some city parks—Central and Prospect, most obviously—were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park, however, was not—and that’s precisely why it has become so popular in the five years since it debuted. The project has transformed a chunk of the Brooklyn waterfront into an 85-acre expanse; several sections house unique attractions such as Jane’s Carousel, a restored 1920s merry-go-round, and riverside esplanades with gorgeous Manhattan views. Its latest addition, Pier 2, designed specifically for "active recreation"—sporting leagues, picnics and roller skating—further cements the space as the city’s premier urban playground.
Get creative: Art in General
Originally founded in 1981 by artists Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka, this non-profit was a stalwart of the Downtown art scene for more than three decades before moving in January 2016 to its current location in Brooklyn, bringing its program of exhibitions, artist residencies and commissioned projects to a flexible ground-floor space in Dumbo.
See a show: St. Ann's Warehouse
The adventurous theatergoer’s alternative to BAM, St. Ann’s Warehouse offers an eclectic lineup of theater and music; recent shows have included high-level work by the Wooster Group and National Theatre of Scotland. In 2015 it moved to the impressive Tobacco Warehouse, built in the 1870s as an inspection center for tobacco and newly renovated for theatrical use.
Test your strengths: Beat The Bomb
Here’s a chance for your best pals to learn who’s the MacGyver and who’s the MacGruber. During this action-packed adventure, teams have a blast—pun intended—as they attempt to beat five challenging games. If you can’t solve all the puzzles in less than one hour, a “bomb” of balloons filled with colorful paint will transform you into a heady tie-dye project.