5 Exciting Things To Do & Eat In NYC Between June 1st - 7th
Check out these restaurants, pop-ups, and special events all around NYC.
It’s here, everyone. Whether you're ready or not, it’s time to bust out the window unit and ask everyone in advance to forgive you for any involuntary nap situations you get into. Temperatures have gotten wild and we’re already sunburned red in the nose like an off-season Rudolph, but we’re just getting started. Summer is happening and despite all of the above, it’s going to be a whole lot of fun. Here’s where to get the season started this week.
Baba Cool Cafe
Now that it’s officially ice cream season, local businesses are upping their dessert game like they’re on a TV challenge, and we’re not mad at it. One collab we’re excited about comes from Caffé Panna and Baba Cool, who are offering new flavors throughout the summer based on some of Baba Cool's house-made pastries. Starting today, you can get mini pints of Tahini Granola Bar and Lemon Ricotta Biscuit at both Baba Cool locations to eat there or take out. Caffé Panna makes some of the best ice cream in the city, so be prepared to make at least a couple trips to try both.
We really don’t need “National Donut Day” as an excuse to try one of Bear Donut’s crispy rice-flour donuts sprinkled with powdered cheddar that looks like a heavenly version of cheeto dust. We do, however, appreciate having the day as an excuse to get a dozen of them. On June 3rd, the retro Nomad donut shop will give you 15% off a dozen donuts and a free donut with any purchase of beverage, soft-serve, or combo. Check out their signature donut varieties on their Instagram.
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Comedian Alison Leiby’s brilliant show Oh God, A Show About Abortion manages to make the process of exercising your reproductive rights–from the bedroom to the waiting room–funny even in these fraught times. The show is running at the Cherry Lane Theater through June 30th, and this Saturday Alison and chef Natasha Pickowicz (of Never Ending Taste and Café Altro Paradiso) are hosting a one-time bake sale at the theater from 4:30-6:30pm. All proceeds go to The Brigid Alliance, a nonprofit that arranges and funds everything for those who need to travel long distances for safe abortion care. You can pre-order bake sale vouchers online here, as well as buy baked goods and totes in person day-of. Tickets to the show can be purchased here.
Summer means smoke rising off of a BBQ into a late sunset, and Doshi is starting off the tradition with a popup at Honey’s this Saturday. In a collaboration with Patch Troffer of Row 7 Seed Company, Chef Susan Kim will bring her signature Korean flavors outside with plans to grill from 5pm to whenever they run out. There will also be pickles, pancakes, and salad.
After thirty legendary years, Japanese speakeasy Angel’s Share closed its doors in March without so much as a memorial. Luckily, the owners have used the time to plan its resurrection as a summer popup, starting tonight. This time, the beloved bar is hiding inside Midtown’s Hotel Eventi, with familiar cocktails, furniture, and a ghostly rendition of the angelic mural throughout the space. You can walk in Tuesdays through Saturdays from 6pm to midnight, until they find a new permanent space for the bar in the fall.