In place of the week’s #FunFactFriday I’m going to be sharing with you guys another new update to the blog, Go. See. Do. It will be shared every other week along with #FunFactFridays, where I will be giving updates on all the fun things to checkout around town.
This weekend despite an impending snow storm there’s a lot to do here in the city.
Check out Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, at either of it’s two locations, In Soho, at 529 Broome St, New York, NY 10013 or the Meat Packing District at 248 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011, between 7th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas. The eatery is out to feed your inner glutton with what is quoted as “creative gourmet burgers, modern sides, shakes & draft beers served in a small, casually hip space.”
The Zagat rated restaurant despite having been open for over a year has recently found great acclaim on social media not for their burgers (with patties that run the gamut of chorizo, lamb, bison and Wagyu beef) as the name suggests but their ridiculously, larger than life milkshakes! The sudden hype is due in part to patrons posting photos of the over-the-top creations, which include Birthday Cake, Cotton Candy, Cookie Dough and S’mores shakes. Each glass is packed with whole ingredients such as a slice of cake for the Birthday Cake concoction and a whole caramel apple for the Caramel Apple mixture. Do you dare?
Grab brunch at family-owned Elberta’s – 335 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, named after the elberta peach to pay homage to the space’s previous occupant – Velvet Peach Café. If you’re in Brooklyn, whether you live here or visiting one of the museums or sites this weekend, be sure to check out this little spot.
While appearing unassuming with it’s white walls and “industrial, speakeasy feel, with Edison lighting“, the impeccable service and amazing Southern-tinged New American cuisine served would not leave you disappointed. And what could be better than bottomless mimosas – i.e. glasses filled before they’re even empty, while sampling cuisine off of Chef Akins Amoroson’s menu influenced by the many mixed cultures of the surrounding neighborhoods – from American, Caribbean, French, Mexican to Asian influences.
Those more versed in New York food culture, would be ecstatic to learn that several of the kitchen staff trained with Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster fame. So for a down home, relaxed and tasty brunch, why not cross the bridge?
Might I suggest, the bourbon syrup covered Bird & Waffles or the Deviled Eggs.
Note: Sat.: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. The menu evolves seasonally and thus is subject to change. Be sure to check out their Tasty Tuesdays and Happy Hour.
A Broadway play. Grab discounted tickets to some of Broadway’s greatest hits during New York City’s Broadway Week with 2-for-1 pricing. Be sure to check out family favorite Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked – celebrating it’s 12th anniversary, Hamilton – the Lin-Manuel Miranda rhapsody based around Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, or The Color Purple, a star-studded, musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1982 novel. Grab your tickets here.
Ride Along 2 – the sequel to the January 2014 film, Ride Along, featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube alongside director Tim Story. In theatres now.
Dirty Grandpa – starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. This adult comedy is riddled with lots of laughs and wet your pants moments. Catch Robert De Niro at it again as the Dirty Grandpa. Premieres this weekend, Friday 22nd.
Visit the American Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Conservatory, for a great family outing. Be wowed by the colors and beauty of gems from three of the five families, including the Pieridae (white and sulphur), the Papilionidae (black and yellow swallowtails) and the Nymphalidae (psychedelic-colored longwings)
as they fly around in a vivarium compound. Adults and little ones alike are sure to be amazed.
Spend some time at the Bank of America Bryant Park Winter Village ice rink before it’s gone for the end of another season. Gather some awesome memories in one of the city’s picturesque parks’ Winter Wonderland. After your time on the ice, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. And don’t forget to pop by the neighboring New York Public Library to immerse yourself and the family in some of New York City’s rich history. Guided tours are available.