A few showers isn't enough to stop us from kicking off summer. From a seafood shack pop-up to ribs and rosé to a whole-hog barbecue, we're using this three-day weekend as an extra excuse to dine out.
The Standard hotel is launching its seasonal summer pop-up, this year with a New England twist. Be there first to feast on hush puppies, fried clams and wedge salads—and don't forget a frozen daiquiri to beat the heat.
Saturday, May 26
Sunday, May 27
Enjoy stunning views at Rooftop Reds as you lick Fletcher's BBQ sauce from your fingers and toast to the start of pink wine season.
The finalist of the latest Top Chef season is showcasing Southern cuisine in a whole new light at this one-night-only, four-course dinner pop-up.
The best way to learn about a culture is through its food, and there will be plenty of it at this annual festival. Try bites like bamboo tamales, translucent dumplings and grassy mochi cakes. Preorder a gift bag filled with Taiwanese snacks, and you'll also get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to Taipei.
Teach your aspiring young chef a new talent at this hands-on baking class. Kids will mix, knead and braid their own loaves at Breads Bakery's Union Square kitchen.
North Brooklyn Farms, which transforms unused city space into urban growing grounds, is highlighting farm-to-table cooking via a three-course meal, proving it's possible to have sustainable and fresh food in a concrete cityscape.
Monday, May 28
Spend Memorial Day on the water as North River Lobster Co. kicks off its summer boat cruises. Enjoy a fully stocked raw bar while you coast along the Hudson.
The classic Memorial Day BBQ is getting a revamp at Bar Bacon. They're whole-roasting a hog and serving it with summer's official drink (yes, rosé). Take the rest of the day to deal with your food coma caused by house-made sausages, slaw, bourbon corn bread and other cookout dishes.
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