No, this isn't a group of Ivy League intramural sailing enthusiasts. The Harvard Sailing Team is actually a collection of talented improv comedians based here New York City. We found out about them a few months back when this video that they made "went viral". After passing it around to everyone we know and claiming to be the first ones to ever see it (despite the million view counts already tallied), we decided to reach out and see if the team would hook us up with a Friday Fives. Luckily, they obliged. And what good timing - the HST just launched a new video yesterday that you can see here on their YouTube channel. You can also catch them tonight and every Friday night doing their thing live at The Pit. We're big fans, and let's be honest. You don't have any plans tonight.
Harvard Sailing Team's "Perfect For" Picks
Buffalo Wing Fix
Wing Bar (275 Smith St. - Cobble Hill) -"This place has everything you could want in a dive bar: a spacious back garden with pretty Christmas lights (for the ladies), a sports bar inside, a great selection of cheap beer, and some of the best wings we've ever had in New York City. You like this place, trust us."
Corner Bistro (331 W. 4th St.) - "We go here to eat one of the best burgers in town while we watch sports. The wait staff is dead serious about taking your order, so no funny business or you'll get scolded. It can also get a little crowded during peak times, but the food is totally worth it. Plus, you don't live in New York for the peace and quiet. Man up and elbow your way to the bar."
Classic NYC Establishment
Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop (174 5th Ave.) -"If the fact that this place has been featured on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' doesn't impress you, the egg salad and bacon sandwich will. The coffee is cheap and strong and the food is straightforward and unbeatable. Also, pastrami."
Chavella's (732 Classon - Prospect Heights) - "We love (love!) the Mexican food at Chavella's. It's real Mexican, not that Americanized Tex-Mex crap. The atmosphere is cozy, colorful and cheerful and the guacamole is excellent. It will make you feel happy. And you like to feel happy.
Celeste (502 Amsterdam Ave) - "Romance and Italian food go together, as proven by 'Lady and the Tramp.' Celeste offers delicious, simple Italian fare from a limited menu, along with a good wine list and a lovely ambiance. They don't take reservations, and the restaurant is so small you have to wait outside to be seated, but that's what makes it special. Since the spots are coveted, your date will be so grateful when you finally get a table. Her feet hurt from those crazy shoes she thinks you like."