Your Labor Day Forecast: Sunny and Mild
Okay, we just checked, and the weekend forecast basically couldn’t be any better. In town, on the East End, down the shore, upstate, even on the Vineyard: It’s supposed to be completely sunny, warm but not too hot, not even too humid. So get thee to the beach, people — but if you’re going to Coney Island, pictured here on July 4, get there early to grab a spot. Have a lovely Labor Day; we’ll see you Tuesday.
Prune Alum Doesn’t Fall Far From the East Village TreeClinton Hill: The construction workers who opened Il Torchio have created an intimate space serving elegantly constructed Italian tapas but can’t resist sporting baseball caps and — beer in hand — approaching customers to say what’s up. [Clinton Hill Blog]
East Village: Prune alum Matt Hamilton will run the kitchen at Belcourt when it opens next month. [NYS]
Harlem: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que offers up a Labor Day-weekend recipe: really salty potatoes (yes, that’s 2:1 spuds to salt). [NYS]
Midtown West: The London Times picks the Burger Joint in the Parker Meridian as the best burger in New York. [A Hamburger Today]
North Fork: A foodie farm tour featuring tastings and cooking demonstrations on September 9 will make a stop at Garden of Eve, a supplier to Flatbush Farm. [Brooklyn Based]
West Village: Anita Lo always has a vegetarian entrée available at Annisa in addition to the one listed on the menu. [Restaurant Girl]