Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Bowery Ballroom is hosting Best Coast tomorrow, one of our favorite new bands to reminisce about being a teenager to. When I'm With You, one of their sweetest hits, set here to a scene from Les Demoiselles de Rochfort.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We found this picture of our earthy, delicious Hot Roast Beef Sandwich on this cute blog (about the adventures of a Manhattan father & his daughters). Filled with sauteed onions, melted provolone and your choice of roasted peppers or portobello mushrooms, this is the perfect counterpart to the dropping temperatures and the soon-to-be-falling leaves. The creamy provolone, savory onions, and juicy veggies make a rustic meal out of this hot, toasty & beefy sandwich.
image via them
Friday, September 17, 2010
After the tornado yesterday, we all deserve a fun weekend. Here are some ideas in the neighborhood to get you started.
Have any good tornado stories/pics? email us!
a pirate bike ride
who want to dress up like a pirate (or just summon their inner ahoy) and ride bike en masse from the Lower East Side to Governer's Isalnd? Ummmm, us? Meet up with your mateys at Chris & Allie's Pirate Ride at 156 Rivington Street. Stop by before hand and pack a little picnic to take with you over the high seas.
Walk it off.
Our neighbors at The Tenement Museum always have interesting interactive exhibits and neighborhood tours. One of their ongoing walking tours, Immigrant Soles, departs at 11 am & 12:30 pm on Saturday and at 12:30 on Sunday. See the roots of our fair neighborhood, meet some interesting people, and exchange stories about the LES past and present. Located at 108 Orchard Street.
a folky trio
The Masada String Trio play their folksy jazzy perfect-for-a-Sunday-evening tunes (from the John Zorn's Book of Angels series) beginning at 8pm on Sunday at The Stone. Tickets from $20-$25.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
We're kind of surprised that this is the first time we are posting a La Blogotheque Take Away Show as our tune for Tuesday, their low-fi films documenting live performances are sweet snapshots of the bands and places that they capture and if this is your first time seeing one, we are all to happy to be the ones to introduce you. This performance by Ra Ra Riot is the perfect way to begin because the NJ based sextet are performing in one week (Tuesday, September 21st & Wednesday, September 22nd) at the Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are $20. Get on it and tell us all about it the next time we see you.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Who isn't talking about Fashion's Night Out? For being only two years old, we are so impressed with the way that this worldwide evening of fashion, retail, music, food, and parties has spread like wild fire. In our fair neighborhood alone, there are TWENTY SEVEN parties. Given the abundant array of options within mere blocks of one another, we thought it wise to dedicate our Lower East Side Weekend Guide to FNO so we could help you sort through all of the delicious options. Here are our top 5 for Fashion's Night Out.
For the cool kids, the Fenton-Fallon party will be held at the end of Freenman Alley. Enjoy a gift with purchase, a DJ'ed score to the evening, and drinks to your heart's content.
Foley & Corinna
The ladies of Foley & Corrina know how to throw a party, and theirs is definitely at the top of our list. Enjoy Stoli vodka, BBQ, cupcakes from our friends at Sugar Sweet Sunshine and a handbag give-a-way every hour, on the hour from 7-11. Located at 114 Stanton St.
More cupcakes and cocktails await at Suite Orchard where they are celebrating with the aforementioned treats and a trunk show. They are the suitest girls in the neighborhood.
Butch up after all of those girly drinks & treats at The Cast where they will be serving up free beer and their staple biker chic aesthetic. Located at 71 Orchard Street.
Ferality and a 10 store scavenger hunt
Last but not least, Ferality on Clinton Street has created a 10 store wide scavenger hunt with nearby neighbors, if you successfuly participate you will receive 15% off of your next purchase. Check out the map below and happy FNO'ing!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
We're back from the holiday and getting back to it. Even though the weather is bright and warm and sunny, there is still a little nip of Fall creeping in to the breeze, just enough to get us thinking about the season ahead and awaking from our endless Summer. We want to welcome the short week with a very special Tune for Tuesday, we recently heard about a Kick Starter project that our neighbors at Cake Shop have initiated to fund a film web-series of shows & interviews recorded live at their venue. Over the years they have hosted performances by the likes of MGMT, Vampire Weekend (see video below & imagine what could have been had they already implemented the film fund), and the Dirty Projectors (just to name a few). In five short years they have become the go-to place for intimate shows by up and coming bands. They now want to document the next crop of up and comers and we hope that you will help them! Check out their page on Kick Starter (a super cool organization) to view more details and help them reach their goal!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This Sunday's Favorites feature is dedicated to Lisa & Caroline of the Num Num Chronicles. Their blog covers everything from food adventures, cooking/baking, innovative and inspiring cocktail recipes, supper clubbing, gardening, gifting, and entertaining (to name but a few). The pair pool their resources and expertise to create a chronicle of all things food related, in the most enticing & accessible way possible. Recently, they have began hosting an underground supper club with their gourmet chef friends and a cohort of hungry sympathizers who are all too happy to attend. We always love hearing about their culinary adventures and are sure that you will too. Have a look at these little excerpts below and tune in to their blog for more of the gorgeous bounty of ideas that they are always cooking up.
All photographs via the Num Num Girls
Friday, September 3, 2010
Labor day is already upon us, and a summer as good (and hot!) as this one deserves a proper send off. Luckily there are plenty of ways to do just that, right in our neighborhood (and just a hop, skip and a jump beyond).
We will be closed Monday, September 6th for the Holiday!
Get a head start on All Tomorrow's Parties
Watch Beak play at the Bowery Ballroom before they head upstate for the infamous music festival, All Tomorrow's Parties. A consolation prize for being all of our friends who are city bound. 8pm at 6 Delancey Street, tickets cost $20.
Revisit your adolescence on the dance floor
Shoe gaze the night away on the dance floor of Fontana's as DJ's spin sets heavy with the Smith's, the Cure, and company. Beginning at 11pm. Located at 105 Eldridge Street.
Our Cities, Our Selves
Saturday from 11-5 at the AIA Center for Architecture, view an exhibition on the future of public transit in urban life. View proposals for cities around the globe as different planners envision systems for commuting that will sustain and enliven a diverse array of high-density communities. Located at 536 LaGuardia Place. Ongoing through the 15th.
Sapphire hosts their Expansions party every Sunday beginning at 8pm. Tickets for the DJ set are $10, but reduced to $5 if you RSVP on Facebook. 249 Eldridge Street between Houston & Stanton.