Himalayan morels. Photo courtesy GupShup

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The Resy Lineup: GupShup Al Fresco, Noreetuh Wine Deals, and More

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Welcome to the Resy Lineup, your regular dose of recommendations on what to eat, drink, and see — updated on a weekly basis.

In this week’s edition: A restaurant where New York meets Bombay, top-notch wines at a Hawaiian haunt, and so much more.

 

Week of October 19

The Restaurant Rec

GupShup, because the food is mighty exciting, to put it plainly. By no means traditional, but nonetheless delicious, the menu is a mashup of New York and Bombay, delivering not only excellent renditions of the old (butter chicken) but the new (jackfruit meatballs in pumpkin curry). Snag an outdoors or an indoors table here.

 

The Drink Proposal

A bottle of wine from Noreetuh, because, yes, you best believe that one of the city’s top wine lists resides at this neo-Hawaiian restaurant. Discover which three bottles caught our eye (pro tip: all wines are marked off 25% until the end of 2020), then book a table at this seriously underrated gem.

 

The Splurge

The Fish BBQ menu at Di An Di, a special made-for-outdoors prix-fixe ($70) that delves into sous chef Quan Ngo’s culinary travels and memories. Expect DIY rice wraps, eye-popping fried fish rolls, tabletop grilling, and more. To get the lowdown on the menu, go behind the scenes. Then, book the experience Thursday through Sunday via Resy.

 

The Weekend Pairing

A pastry-fueled walk through Photoville. Brooklyn’s favorite photo festival has spread out across the city this year, so we suggest picking up a few treats from newcomer Mel the Bakery (the earlier, the better, Mel’s outstanding pastries sell out rather quickly), before heading to Photoville’s nearest outdoor exhibition spaces (see the map).

 

From The Tipline

The duo behind Frenchette has taken over Arcade Bakery —the revered boulangerie that closed in the summer of 2019 — and the baked goods are on brand. Expect twists on the classics, like a croissant filled with pistachio frangipane. 


Week of October 12

Make a special stop for Van Da’s banh beo. Photo courtesy Van Da.

The Restaurant Rec

Van Da, because if you ask for the “Northern Train” with a knowing gaze, you’ll receive an off-menu cocktail worth rhapsodizing about. That, and if you’ve never tried Vietnamese dumplings, the banh beo (pictured above) are the place to start; and because the best short rib grilled cheese comes with a cup of pho broth for dunking. Make a Resy for outdoor and indoor dining.

 

The Drink Proposal

A bottle of wine from down under at Sonnyboy. Every Thursday night, the Lower East Side’s Aussie hangout does wine night, effectively offering its stellar cellar of small grower natural wines from Australia and New Zealand at half price. Snag a Thursday table here.

 

The Weekend Pairing

A picnic in McCarren Park, because there’s skin-contact wine and rectangular pizza by the slice at Leo’s next door bottle shop in Williamsburg, first-rate braided bagel sandwiches from Paulie Gee’s pop-up Edith’s, and a host of freshly-made mezze and Lebanese delicacies from Greenpoint’s newly-opened Edy’s Grocer.

 

From The Tipline

Now live on Resy: A master sommelier’s brand new wine speakeasy, just Upstairs at Aldo’s.


Week of October 5

Banzarbar is putting out stunning cocktails at its street side pop-up bar.

The Restaurant Rec

Pheasant, because no sun, no problem: This Brooklyn gem is taking outdoor dining to the next (cozy) level. With heaters in their garden and a BYO-blanket policy, Cat Alexander and her chef-husband are doling out the kind of simple yet flavor-packed bistro plates we’ve been craving. A kielbasa-topped burger on a Martin’s potato bun? Why yes, right this way.

 

The Drink Proposal

Any of the cocktails from Banzarbar’s new fall menu. The speakeasy with the “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” vibe has landed on Chrystie Street as the aptly named Shipwreck pop-up — sails included — and is shaking and stirring some of the city’s most ambitious and dizzying drinks. 

 

The Event Invite

Gertie’s block party for change, because if you’re planning to vote in November, why not help others too? Every Thursday during October, Gertie will host a cookout with a different neighborhood restaurant under its RAD initiative (Restaurants Advocating for Democracy) to the tune of phone banking and postcard writing to prospective voters across the country. Coming up Oct. 8: grilled foods from Greenpoint’s Di An Di, drinks from Illegal Mezcal, and proceeds going to Fair Fight Action. No Resy needed; just show up!

 

The Weekend Pairing

Think the French ball game of pétanque is for old men wearing bérets only? Think again. Industry City’s Carreau Club has got the courts and the setup to win over anyone. We’re talking sandwiches from M. Wells, beer, cocktails, and natty wines, and a good old dose of friendly competition. Maybe head to Japan Village afterwards, to stock up on XL packs of ramen and local sake.

 

From The Tipline

After a successful run as an outdoors pop up full of double-stack smashburgers and housemade pasta, Tom Colicchio’s Craftbar has landed at Resy as an exclusive concept within Craft’s private dining room.


Week of September 28

Bulgogi at Her Name is Han.

The Restaurant Rec

Her Name is Han, because have you been to K-Town lately? Outdoor dining has turned the 32nd Street strip and its surroundings into a festive party, and you miss the frenzied energy of the city. K-Town is a welcome reminder of what it used to be, and still is. That, and Her Name is Han is a proper Korean stalwart that deserves more than a revisit. Outdoors specials and Korean barbecue, right this way.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Koji-San at Bar Goto, a deeply refreshing, complex cocktail of shochu, mezcal, celery, lime, and dashi, which pairs perfectly with the crunchy kombu celery (get those antioxidants in!). Enjoy it al fresco at the Lower East Side or Prospect Heights’ Niban locations, or get it bottled up to go.

 

The Event Invite

How do food and music intersect in Black and Latinx cultures? Find out Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the virtual Food For Thought Culinary Lyricism panel hosted by the Museum of Food and Drink and WNYC’s The Greene Space, for what promises to be a riveting discussion amongst acclaimed chefs, a music culture writer, and a food history and culture scholar. Purchase tickets for the virtual event here.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

Indian food is arguably one of the best takeout options in existence. And should you find yourself within Corner Delhi’s delivery zone, pounce, for Tariq Had is the first-generation Anglo-Indian chef-owner of this superb restaurant where Brooklyn meets Bombay. Order the tikka masala poutine, any of the freshly baked naan-wiches, and the wild mushroom masala. Call (718) 576-3056 for pickup or get it delivered here.

 

The Weekend Pairing

You’ll want to be in Crown Heights this Saturday, Oct. 3. Tastes of Brooklyn is officially on, and a host of small restaurants and businesses (Gloria’s, Hunky Dory, Bien Cuit) are here to prove that they are the beating heart and soul of their neighborhoods. These are the community anchors that can’t be replaced. So heed the event’s words: “Order. Take-out. Tip. Be generous.”

 

From The Tipline

On Wednesday, the city is welcoming back indoor dining, and with it, a range of fine dining mainstays that will finally reopen their doors. Make a Resy for Le Bernardin, L’Artusi, and the revamped Restaurant Daniel starting Sept. 30.


Week of September 21

Dirt Candy’s excellent vegetarian sandwiches.

The Restaurant Rec

Dirt Candy, because Amanda Cohen’s essential vegetarian restaurant is still as deliciously groundbreaking as it was when it opened over a decade ago. Case in point: A cheesy, melty “reuben” studded with golden beets; a riot of small plates (bagel bites, mini corn dogs, grilled garlic yuba knots); and outstanding vegan soft serve via Oatly’s only New York ice cream machine. Enjoy it all on Dirt Candy’s sidewalk setup or order it to go.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Water Merino at Di an Di. Made with Portobello Road gin, lemon juice, Thai basil syrup, and the sweetest watermelon juice pressed on the daily, this cocktail is a joy to sip and a fitting ode to summer’s end. Sip it on the patio or get it bottled up and ready to go here, here, and here.

 

The Splurge

For a decadent al fresco meal without the pomp, head to Long Island City’s M. Wells Steakhouse, where Montréal chef Hugue Dufour reimagines the genre with inventive plates. We’re talking lamb-stuffed fruits, vol-au-vents filled with veal sweetbread blanquette, and a tarte tatin laced heavy on fig and foie gras. Outdoor dining is on Wednesday through Sunday (walk-ins only).

 

The Weekend Pairing

A trip down Arthur Avenue followed by a visit to the Bronx Zoo. The Bronx’s Little Italy is a treasure trove of old-school bakeries, fresh pasta purveyors, and cured meat shops, and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll fill up on pizza by the slice at Café al Mercato and snacks at Joe’s Italian Deli (for the best housemade mozzarella around) before heading to one of the country’s largest zoos.

 

From The Tipline

For the first time ever, standout sibling pizzerias Ops and Leo are taking reservations. Head to Brooklyn for Leo’s trusted clam pie and/or to Bushwick for Ops’ original sourdough square pizza.

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