Around Town - Honey Bunny Pop-up, Flipper's Returns, An Octopus Hot Dog and More...

April 13, 2023, 6:45.40 pm ET  

Photo: Honey Bunny/FIELDTRIP                                                   

On Sunday, April 16, Chef Jared Howard of Honey Bunny's Chicken is taking over FIELDTRIP Harlem (109 Malcom X Blvd) serving up his signature Chesapeake Bay style fried chicken. The Maryland inspired menu includes the Chicken n' Biscuits Meal ($20) with 3 pieces of fried chicken made to order (wing, drum & thigh), biscuit, amish coleslaw and mac n' cheese. Sides include home-style crab chips, 7-10 PM.


Flipper’s is back!  Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace returns to Rockefeller Center for a second season. Created in 1979 in Los Angeles as part of a disco dreamland, the roller rink returns April 14th through mid-October between 49th and 50th Street (replacing the ice rink). 

Photo: Liberty Science Center                                                                    

Dangle from the fire escape of a four-story New York City storefront… sort of.  It’s all part of a “Big Art” installation at Liberty Science Center by Argentine conceptual artist Leandro Erlich and Brooklyn-based artist and Pioneer Works founder Dustin Yellin which gives the impression of people falling, while they are actually lying on the ground.

Photo: Apotheke NoMad                                                                                       

Apotheke NoMad is launching Apotheke Academy sessions in April and May.  Skilled bartenders and mixologists will lead a unique two-hour session, which includes a hands-on demonstration of four cocktails made with top-shelf liquor. There’s also an after-work Academy on a different Monday each month. Tickets are $200 per person.

Photo: The Wesley/Teddy Wolff                                                                                  

The Wesley is hosting a whiskey tasting.  On Wednesday 4/19, Louisville-based Barrell Craft Spirits will be offering complimentary tastings of their Seagrass Whisky with “grassy oceanside notes,“ along with a few other whiskeys. The event takes place from 5-7:30 pm in the bar area, with reservations available via Resy.

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Mercado Little Spain has a line-up of spring events.  On April 18th, it is the Muga Wine Dinner at Leña. Juan Muga of Muga Winery, one of the most traditional wineries of Rioja, Spain, will host an intimate dinner at Leña ($150/pp). Food pairings created by Little Spain Chef Nicolas Lopez will also be offered. Tickets here. Then, on April 29th, it is La Noche Del Pescaito celebrating the spirit of Andalucía with a 6-course tasting menu with wine pairings ($200/pp). Guests can enjoy live Flamenco dancers by the plaza and take home traditional Feria hand fans. Tickets here.

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Smorgasburg to-go just got easier.  Smorgasburg is teaming up with the ChowNow ordering app to make it easier to navigate through the various offerings and cut down on wait times.  Smorgasburg vendors don’t get charged commissions with ChowNow, so you support them and get your food faster.

Photo: La Pulperia                                                                                               

La Pulperia in Hell’s Kitchen is introducing the Octopus Hot Dog with tentacles and all. The dish from Executive Chef Miguel Molina, known for his innovative South American cuisine, consists of bacon-wrapped octopus, kewpie mayo coleslaw, served with homemade chips, and a hot dog brioche bun. The dish is priced at $27 a plate.

Quick Bites:

@cecilybk is hosting a pop-ip atRolo’s on April 25 &26 to celebrate the opening of their new wine bar with a 5-course meal, $85 pp with supplemental wine or cocktail pairings.

@jupiter.newyork the wine of the week (through Saturday) is Dominique Kafon Meursault 2017 at $44 per glass as we sip into spring.

@temperencenyc crudites are being served to match the bright, outdoor vibe.

@calandrasbakery in Caldwell, NJ it is Breaking Bad Trivia night on Thursday, Aprilo 20 with prizes and $5 margaritas, starting at 7pm.

@hancockstreet Thursdays are Pasta Night with Chef Ryan offering a must-try, limited edition pasta dish  served that night only.

@gothaburgersocialclub is getting smashed @moxylowereastside this Saturday with signature smash burgers from noon to 4pm.

Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town!

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