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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Weekly Roundup: The Red, White and FOOD Edition; Happy Birthday America!




  • Red, white and blue booze: Get ready for a libation celebration across the nation! These bars are featuring a star-spangled selection of deliciously patriotic beverages and inviting guests to sip some colorfully creative cocktails while raising a glass to the USA on its birthday... and game day. Freedom never tasted so good featuring the Cocci Fourth at Baker & Co.

  • As Real Estate Developers Swoop In, NYC Says Farewell to the Antiques Garage Flea Market: A vintage flag flew at half-mast in Chelsea this past Sunday, as The Antiques Garage Flea Market closed its doors permanently. The gritty, eccentric, treasure trove was a popular haunt for die-hard collectors, designers, tourists and celebrities. Known to most as simply The Garage, it was an actual parking garage Monday through Friday, and a flea market on the weekends. 
  • Metamorphosis; Photos of Gansevoort Market / Meatpacking District by Brian Rose. Wednesday, July 9, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M., Free; reservations required.

  • The 10 Best Hot Dogs In NYC: Asia Dog started out as a little portable stand (not even a food truck, just a folding table!), but now they've got their own Kenmare Street storefront. While their dog offerings are of the pretty standard beef, chicken and veggie variety, they excel when it comes to dressing the links. 
  • The Classic Bagel and Salmon Sandwich at Russ & Daughters in New York City: One of the most popular orders is also one of the dishes New York City is famous for: A bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Known on the Russ & Daughters menu as "The Classic," this humble sandwich tells the story of one family's commitment to doing things the old fashioned way.

  • 9 Factoids About NYC's 'Shadow' Transit Network, Dollar Vans: It is not uncommon for residents of New York's Chinese communities to speak little or no English, even if they have lived in the city for decades. For many of these immigrants, taking the subway or bus can be an uncomfortable experience ... A ride on a Chinatown van, on the other hand, is a relatively familiar experience for a Chinese immigrant.

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