The summer vibe is heating up at Nowadays, a sprawling bar and restaurant on the Brooklyn/Queens border.
Saturdays are Burger BBQ Night. Three different burgers are being offered, including a Miso Burger with yuzu paste, onions and cabbage; a Mozzarella Cheese Bacon Burger; and Chef Sato’s Burger with bacon, egg, onion, tomatoes and lettuce. Diner by the Izakaya provides Japanese-style family meals called “famiresu” for the remainder of the week. Look for things like chicken katsu sandwiches, wagyu burgers, acai bowls and more.
Guests are welcome to hang in the backyard seven days a week, whether it's dinner with a group at the picnic tables, relaxing in a hammock under a canopy of trees, or sipping a cocktail by the bar. On Sundays, the backyard in its other incarnation is home to New York daytime party institution, Mister Sunday from 3-9pm.
Free movies are shown Monday to Wednesday on a big outdoor screen with a sound system designed for deep immersion. August's lineup includes The Song Remains the Same (classic Led Zeppelin concert film) and Style Wars (classic documentary about NYC graffiti culture in the 80s). Films start at 8:30pm and are free, no reservations required.
Nowadays is located at 56-06 Cooper Ave, Flushing, NY