Caviar Has Its Day; Bar Pleiades Launches Jazz
July 16, 2013 | Food & Drink News
David Burke's "millionaire's fried rice" for National Caviar Day.
National Caviar Day at David Burke Townhouse: Sea urchin and caviar spaghetti and "millionaire's fried rice" are on the menu at Townhouse in honor of National Caviar Day, July 18. Also boasting a caviar topper is a sea scallop Benedict; dry aged rib eye carpaccio with potato chips and crème fraîche; and lobster scramble. 133 E. 61st St., 212-813-2121
Mediterranean Street Food at Amali: The Mediterranean diet is trendy in the summer, both for beating the heat and the bulge. Devotees should head to Amali, where executive chef Nilton Borges is cooking up gyro-style sandwiches and a Mediterranean take on the BLT for the spot's new Amali Street Food outdoor lunch program. Look for the charcoal-burning grill parked outside, which serves on weekdays from noon until supply runs out. 115 E. 60th St., 212-339-8363
Ice Cream Sandwiches at Magnolia Pop-Up: As ubiquitous as cupcakes may be, Magnolia Bakery is still going strong. At its new South Street Seaport pop-up, you'll find all the favorites: red velvet cakes/cupcakes, banana pudding, and a selection of cookies, brownies, and special handmade ice cream sandwiches. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 11 Fulton St.
Friday Night Jazz at Bar Pleiades: Located next to Café Boulud on the Upper East Side, Bar Pleiades is cranking out a new Friday night jazz series from 9 p.m. to midnight. As the James Zeller Trio recreates the sounds of the 1930s and '40s, head bartender Darryl Chan mixes new sumer cocktails like the Last Caress, a refreshing mix of Chartreuse, grapefruit, juniper berries, and Champagne. 20 E. 76th St., 212-772-2600
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