The Taco Party You Really Shouldn't Have Skipped Tequila Park's lamb belly tacos took home first place at Thrillist's Taco Knockout, but there were 10 more ridiculous tacos, so you're gonna wanna check out the 11 taco-testants that changed our world.
Saturday, May 11 On display in Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend, the Watertower II sculpture (pictured above) is made of upcycled materials from around New York, so you can feel all environmental just looking at its kaleidoscope-ness. Get more on the artist and project, here
Swing by the soft opening of Backyard at The Pines for Basque cider and a "Brazilian-Soul-African-Disco party" presented by DJ Dr Sussman. This spot officially opens May 18th and'll be serving up all sorts of innovative wood-fire-grilled eats. Just for you, a menu teaser
Sunday, May 12 Hurry up and book a res at one of these perfect spots to take any type of mom on Mother’s Day
Tuesday, May 14 Hit up Brooklyn’s BBQ Blowout from 7-10p, where 10 bucks’ll have you “beat-bumping” to live DJing by Turing Machine, with a brew in one hand and a stacked plate of lamb skewers, couscous, and braised cabbage -- all cooked up by brewmaster Garret Oliver and Brooklyn Brewery’s house chef Andrew Gerson -- in the other. Prices jump $5 day-of, so get your ticket now
Wednesday, May 15 Because the only proper way to enjoy a 1993 horror flick about battling the dead, retrieving the Necronomicon, and getting the hell out of 1300AD is to guzzle five film-inspired brews and house a three-course meal, Nitehawk is teaming up with Founders Brewing Co. for an Army of Darkness Beer Dinner. This... is my boomstick!
New Openings East Village fave and straightforwardly named South Brooklyn Pizza has opened up a next-door bar that has exactly zero doors, which means it's completely open to the street, and will also lead you back into a semi-hidden courtyard of Italian eats and pizza
Bar D'Eau's awesomely zen rooftop's opening up again, and the food's coming from Koi downstairs
They've got three burger mobiles opening this spring, but you can now officially hit Rhong Tiam's first one, called the "Supreme Burger Truck", which is slinging supreme Asian-inspired patties like the Korean BBQ burger with pickled daikon, kimchi, Korean chili, and hijiki
Looking "ruggedly sophisticated"... it's the best! Lucky for you, JACHS is opening their first NYC retail store in SoHo
Beloved Cambodian-sandwich slingers Num Pang opened their new digs in Chelsea Market with all of the usual suspects and two new specials. Get the deets, here
You should get tickets to this Evelyn Drinkery's hosting a "Shuck You!" oyster-shooting competition on May 18th with champagne and, well, oyster shooters. Tickets are $10, get 'em here while you can