Weekend Plans

Let's see what's going on around town. Madison Square Park comes alive with BBQ and music for the annual Big Apple BBQ on Saturday and Sunday.  I got my Fast Pass in the mail months ago and can't wait to get started checking out all the food and drinks.

My favorites from last year include the always popular Big Bob Gibson's pork shoulder sandwich and the spicy, sweet meat from Mitchell's out of Tennessee.  You really can't go wrong with anything at the festival...check out some past eats here or head over to Serious Eats for their incredible BBQ battle plan.  If your heading downtown instead Smorgasbar is another great option.  

It's located in South Street Seaport and filled with lots of wonderful food options like Pizzamoto and Milk Truck Grilled Cheese.  Plus they have great big tables right in the center perfect for sitting in the sun and sipping on some beer from the actual Smorgasbar.

There's some tasty local beer on tap like Brooklyn Pilsner and Captain Lawrence Kolsch.  Plus your helping to revive the Seaport area which just hasn't been the same since Sandy struck months ago.  Or perhaps you could check out the new Citi Bike Program...

...hop on some wheels and take a spin somewhere new.  Why not head into Brooklyn and check out one of my favorite beer bars Downtown Bar and Grill.

This place has an incredible selection of hard to find beer including pages upon pages of vintage brews.  Last time I was there for their anniversary party I scored a bottle of Zombie Dust.

Whatever you decide it's time to start making plans...TGIF!