Another day, another guide to all of the exciting events you should check out in NYC right now. This week’s roundup is full of restaurants and pop-ups serving everything from caramel apple crullers to birria ramen, plus a comedy show at a new rooftop wine bar in Bushwick, a new absinthe spot in the East Village, and a whole lot more.
Café De L’enfer
It’s our job to keep track of all the latest restaurant openings in the city. So we know for a fact that the team behind vegan spots like Avant Garden & Ladybird is in the lead for most restaurant and bar openings in 2021. Their latest project, Café de L’Enfer, is an absinthe and champagne cocktail bar right above Amor y Amargo in the East Village. It’s a dark and narrow drinking spot with skulls lining the walls that looks like a 24/7 Halloween party.
Scallion pancake burrito specialist Forsyth Fire Escape is having its first pop-up this Sunday, October 10th at Pretty Ricky’s on the LES. They’ll be serving slow-roasted pernil burritos on a first-come, first-served basis, along with some drinks that should help you get loose for the live DJ set happening from 4-7pm. While you’re there, you can also participate in Forsyth Fire Escape’s raffle benefitting the non-profit Heart Of Dinner. You can RSVP for the event here or just plan to stop by on the day of.
Even if you use words like “vile,” “putrid,” and “unappetizing” to describe pumpkin spice lattes, you might be craving something that’ll remind your tastebuds of the current season. Good news: Daily Provisions has you covered with you its newest cruller flavor. The caramel apple cruller is now available at the restaurant’s Union Square, West Village, and Upper West Side locations.
Cherry On Top
Streaming stand-up comedy on the couch is fine, but we’re willing to bet that you’d enjoy listening to jokes being told in person on a rooftop in Bushwick much more. This Wednesday, October 6th, stop by the newest wine bar in the neighborhood for sips and giggles starting at 8pm. And since Cherry on Top doesn’t close until 1am, consider yourself booked for the rest of the night.
Threes Brewing, one of the best places for a big group hang in South Brooklyn, now has a second smaller location. This one is in Greenpoint, and in addition to rotating draughts, bottles, and cans that beer people will get excited about, they’re also hosting a month-long pop-up with Taqueria Nixtamal. From quesabirria to birria ramen, you can stop by Threes every weekend this month to see how long you can go without spilling birria juice on your T-shirt.
In honor of the National Trans Visibility March happening in Orlando on October 9th, Bronx-based LGBTQ resource center Destination Tomorrow and LGBTQ counseling service TransNewYork have coordinated a series of satellite events to discuss and celebrate trans visibility. So if you’re looking for something to do in the West Village this weekend, Stonewall Inn will be hosting a viewing party on October 9th from 1-4pm. It’ll be fun way to watch the march live, followed by a panel discussion with LGTBQ activists and organizers from across the country. Check out this post for more NYC spots hosting watch parties this weekend.