What makes you happy? Your team winning the tournament? Inspiring art? Cream puffs? Not answering deep, existential questions on your weekend off when you’re just trying to scroll your day away on TikTok? Whatever gets you going, we hope you’ll find it at one of this week’s events.
Unless you’re there to plan a heist, going to an art gallery can be a real snooze-fest (even when the art itself is cool). Pancakes and Booze is a touring, pop-up art-and-live-music show that feels more like a fun house and less like a place where your eyes will glaze over talking to someone who won’t stop using the word “juxtaposition.” From 8pm to 2am, you can enjoy work from 150+ artists, live music, body painting, plenty of beer, and free all-you-can-eat pancakes. The only downside is that pancakes are harder to sneak out in your purse than cheese cubes are. Get your tickets to the event here.
The founder of Antidepressant Confections knows what we’re thinking any time we venture into a bakery after a particularly dreadful day (or season): Will this make me happy? And usually, unless we get tricked by those frosted cookies that look like they’re for humans but are actually for dogs, a baked good will do the trick. This Friday, Cherry On Top is opening up their roof and celebrating with a night of natural wine and Antidepressant Confections cream puffs. No reservations required—just get there before the cream puffs sell out.
For one week only, two of Williamsburg’s most consistently packed restaurants, Nami Nori and Llama Inn, are making guest appearances on each other’s menus, with dishes that showcase the influence that Peru’s Japanese immigrants have had on Peruvian cuisine. Nami Nori’s menu will feature a tiradito by the team at Llama Inn, while Llama Inn’s menu gets a special temaki. Both items will available until this Sunday.
TikTok’s biggest stars aren’t just making new spots “a thing” with their presence anymore—they’re actually appearing on menus. We're not exactly excited about this development, but we are curious about what "clout" really tastes like. Popular TikTok-er Davis Burleson just debuted a limited-run burger at NYC-based vegan chain Beatnic called “The Davis” burger. The shiitake bacon burger with tomatillo special sauce does actually sound good, so it might be worth investigating if you're looking to explore a new plant-based menu anyway. You can get it at Beatnic’s Bleeker St. location until April 7th.
The 2022 March Madness semi-final games are all weekend, and, around these parts, sports are mostly an excuse to drink beer and eat chicken wings. If you’re hosting a marathon watch party at your house, consider grabbing Sweetbriar’s take-home or delivery package with ribs, wings, sides, and dessert. For $145 you’ll get enough food for 2-4 people, along with a basketball cheesecake that doubles as a consolation prize for whoever loses their bets. Order by March 31st via Resy or Tock.