In this week’s edition: Korean-inspired tacos at Joomak.

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The Resy Lineup: A Fine Dining Pastry Chef’s Pop-Up, Seasonal Cocktails, Pastry Boxes from Melissa Weller, 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 pastry chef’s pop-up, a pastry box from one of the industry’s best, and a food crawl through Sunset Park.

 

Week of November 16

The Restaurant Rec

Joomak, because Jiho Kim’s playful pop-up is back for a second spin. The fine dining pastry chef has relocated to karaoke destination RPM Underground, and his new menu revisits tacos through a Korean lens. Korean fried chicken topped with cotija, right this way.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Cinnamon Toast Crunch cocktail at Bar Beau, a boozy take on breakfast nostalgia with rum, forbidden black rice horchata, cream, cinnamon, and walnut. This Williamsburg café-cum-speakeasy’s seasonal drinks are killer, and pro tip: You’ll want to drop by during happy hour, from 5 to 7 p.m. daily. Cheers!

 

The Event Invite

The second edition of My Dinner with the Coltranes (Saturday Nov. 21), Public Records’ new dining experience in its private Sound Room, where a roster of artists, producers, and musicians handpick the night’s playlist from the room’s vinyl collection. Specially paired vegan menu with curated wines and cocktails, over here. Otherwise, see more events happening near you.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

For your next baking project, why not learn from the best? Someone like Melissa Weller, whom you can thank for masterminding the bagels at Sadelle’s and the black sesame kouign-amann at High Street on Hudson. To celebrate her new cookbook, Weller is partnering with Gertie for a limited edition pastry box, which you can pick up, along with a signed copy of her book, this Saturday Nov. 21 or Sunday 22nd.

 

The Weekend Pairing

This weekend’s looking rather warm, and what better way to spend it than food crawling through Sunset Park? New York’s most underrated Chinatown is a dizzying display of diversity, with hard-to-find Yunnanese noodles on one avenue and one of the city’s top banh mis on the next. Make it easier, and let artist Stephanie Shih guide you on this tour.

 

From The Tipline

Maison Yaki’s latest pop-up has just debuted. Introducing Supersonic, an ode to the hot dog in all of its regional twists and turns, which you can try through the end of the year.


Week of November 9

Handmade pasta at the Roman-inclined Forsythia.

The Restaurant Rec

Forsythia, because the pasta pop-up is back and here to stay. And because after the week we’ve collectively had, nothing sounds better than a plate of silky handmade pasta, eaten al fresco. We’re partial to the agnolotti stuffed with slow braised ribs swimming in broth. Heated outdoors tables, over here.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Emancipation cocktail at 67 Orange Street. Or really, any of the drinks shaken up at Harlem’s eminent, seductive, and very first cocktail bar, which is named in tribute to one of the city’s first — and kindred — Black-owned bars (or its address, that is). Bottoms up.

 

The Event Invite

For two nights only, Bistrot Leo and Helen Nguyen of Saigon Social are joining forces for one tantalizing five-course meal. Introducing Bistrót Saigon, where oysters are ladled with coriander mignonette, beef tartare is studded with Vietnamese herbs, and a steak au poivre goes surf ‘n’ turf. Get tickets ($79/person) for Monday Nov. 9 or Tuesday the 10th.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

Pizza, pizza, always pizza. But according to Mike Fadem, the chef and owner of one of Bushwick’s most coveted pie providers, you’ll want to tack on salad and wine to your order, too. Get it hot from Ops.

 

The Weekend Pairing

Go on the Jessica Ramos tour, or a delicious reminder that Jackson Heights is one of the most vibrant and diverse culinary landscapes there is. And trust the New York State senator and Queens native: Ramos knows all the spots for the best arepas, momos, tacos, dosas, pizza, and more.

 

From The Tipline

Mashama Bailey, the beloved and critically acclaimed chef transforming Southern cuisine at her Savannah, Ga. restaurant, The Greyis coming to New York for the holiday season. Get booking.


Week of November 2

Izakaya bites at Rule of Thirds.

The Restaurant Rec

Rule of Thirds, because next-level Japanese comfort food is just what you might need. Drop by for Japanese breakfast sets and green tea in the morning; warm sake and izakaya bites at night; and crisply-cut sandos and seasonal cocktails in between. Outdoors courtyard or indoor counter seats, right this way.

 

The Drink Proposal

Happy Hour at Virginia’s, because this Alphabet City haunt makes it extra sweet with a sheltered twinkly patio; booze for all (niche wine, house wine, cocktail standbys, local hops, amaro); and one impeccable, bone marrow aioli burger, which is half-off from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Yes, please.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

On Election Day, head to the Momofuku restaurant closest to you: The group is donating all day-of proceeds to Fair Fight, and best yet, is putting together special Election Day packages to last you through the night. Hurry, Momofuku Noodle Bar only has a few boxes left

 

The Splurge

If you’re going to celebrate (or drown your sorrows away), you best do it the right way: here are the wines worth splurging on, according to restaurant wine geeks and luminaries.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Estela is finally reopening! Ignacio Mattos’ effortlessly cool small plates spot is welcoming diners back for socially-distanced indoor dining, starting Wednesday, Nov. 4.

 


Week of October 26

Chikarassi Isso’s yakitori omakase // Photo Credit: Melissa Hom.

The Restaurant Rec

Le Crocodile, because what’s more Parisian than a bistro dinner to the pitter-patter of rain? Rain or shine (and this week’s looking particularly drizzly), Le Crocodile is set — just make sure to book a garden terrace slot. Want to make it even more of an intimate affair? Reserve Le Crocodile Upstairs.

 

The Drink Proposal

A pint of Benediktiner Weissbier at Reichenbach Hall, because it’s Oktoberfest, and the city’s largest bierhalle is doing it right. Head there for the full experience: shot ski, Bavarian bites, and a full roster of the most refreshing German beers, which you can drink from a two-liter glass boot, if you’re so inclined. Prost!

 

The Event Invite

Mark your calendars: One of the country’s most compelling food storytelling events is going virtual for the very first time. We’re talking about La Cocina’s “Voices from the Kitchen,” in which the non-profit incubator kitchen brings together some of the country’s most important food industry folks to share tales around this year’s theme, “Choices.” More info (and tickets) here.

 

The Splurge

A yakitori omakase pop-up, helmed by an alum of the city’s premier yakitori destination, Torishin. Set on the terrace of Hotel 50 Bowery, the special Chikarashi Isso pop-up is a chef’s counter experience made for pandemic times, giving diners a (safe) front-row seat to the mesmerizing act of live grilling over traditional binchotan charcoal. Save your spot.

 

The Weekend Pairing

No tricks, just treats, this Halloween. On this most spooky day, Resy is giving away special sweets — our treat — from a scary good restaurant. More details here…

 

From The Tipline

Keep your eyes peeled: Crown Shy is coming to Resy! Reservations for James Kent’s Michelin-starred standout go live Tuesday, Oct. 27, so get booking soon…


Himalayan morels. Photo courtesy GupShup.

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. 

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