In this week’s edition: This summer’s hottest pop-up. // Photo Courtesy Outerspace

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The Resy Lineup: A Jamaican Chinese Pop-Up, a Sake-Disco Party, and a Picnic Weekend  

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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 weeks edition: The summer’s hottest Vietnamese Cambodian pop-up, a Jamaican Chinese mashup, and an unmissable patio from a Harlem landmark.

 

Week of June 21

The Restaurant Rec

Kings Co. Imperial in Williamsburg, because chef Andre Fowles has taken over with a Jamaican Chinese menu you don’t want to miss. The pop-up from the Jamaican-born culinary director at Miss Lily’s is firing callaloo wontons, coconut shrimp toast, and hot peppa lobster lo mein until the end of the month, so make that Resy now at the Williamsburg locale only.

 

The Drink Proposal

An ice-cold glass of Sylvia’s sweet iced tea, best sipped on a warm day out on Malcolm X Boulevard with some catfish fingers or a takeout container full of banana pudding. Book Sylvia’s outdoor setup here.

 

The Event Invite

A sake-fueled disco Pride party. In partnership with Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate and Joy of Saké, Rule of Thirds is hosting a Pride celebration benefitting the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance with sake stations, raffle prizes, izakaya bites, and ham carved tableside. Unlimited sake, right this way.

 

The Splurge

Outerspace, simply because you will want to eat everything off the menu (and you should). Bring a group, bring an appetite, and delve into this summer’s grilled seafood feast pop-up, fronted by ephemeral superstars Ha’s Đặc Biệt and Kreung Cambodia. The grilled pork satay with roti is something else and pro tip: The Has salad should not be overlooked. (Oh, did we mention the space?) Save your spot.

 

The Takeout Move

There are still tickets left for Resy’s picnic extravaganza! Get a three-part lunch prepared by Pastis this Saturday or Roberta’s this Sunday, and pick up your picnic goods right at Central Park, at the 1 West 72 Street entrance (look for the food truck).

 

From The Tipline

From a Vietnamese bistro doling out late-night Saigon eats to a Korean French newcomer, here are the hottest June openings to keep on your radar.


Week of June 14

In this edition: One of the best tasting menus in town. // Photo Courtesy Atoboy

The Restaurant Rec

Atoboy, because if you’ve never been or it’s been a while, now’s the time to (re)visit this Korean stunner. After a perfect first bite (the smoked eel waffle cone), you’ll pick your way through the rest of the excellent $75 five-course menu (galbi or pork belly? Sujeonggwa granita or milk semifreddo?), one of the best dining deals in town. Pro tip: Do order the radicchio salad, the first course’s definite sleeper hit. Book here.

 

The Drink Proposal

Discover the top cocktails to seek out this summer, handpicked by the bartenders, beverage directors, and mixologists behind some of the city’s hottest drinking dens.

 

The Event Invite

A deep dive into the wines of Savoie, France, held at Greenpoint’s favorite izakaya. Book your French Alps wine pairing dinner this Thursday, June 17 at Rule of Thirds, where nine terroir-driven bottles will be paired with Japanese drinking food, family-style. Tickets are $125.

 

The Splurge

A feast fit for a king… or a dad. Celebrate Father’s Day with a three-course menu of what’s best in season at Danielat the restaurant ($215), in the lounge ($215), or out on the terrace ($175), which you should book — this Sunday’s forecast is sunny blue skies.

 

The Takeout Move

The croque madame from Dirt Candy, a delicious vegetarian take on the French BEC, for a lunch on the go, or out in the sun. But really, any of the vegetarian sandwiches dreamt up by Amanda Cohen and her team (the hot and spicy mustard fried tofu bun!) are worth adding to your lunch rotation.

 

From The Tipline

A Miami hotspot just landed in Nomad… Say hello to Planta Queen, a meatless paradise with more than a few surprises.


Week of June 7

In this edition: A cinematic restaurant with a view. // Photo Courtesy Veranda

The Restaurant Rec

Veranda, because chef George Mendes (of the beloved, bygone Aldea) is back and better than ever. Come for the piri piri chicken, stay for the cocktails (the creamy Wanderlust is a good place to start) and desserts. Enclosed in a retractable glass pergola, Veranda makes for a cinematic meal come rain and shine: You’re going to want to book this week’s thunder-forecast dinners here.

 

The Drink Proposal

A bottle of Walter Massa Derthona Timorasso 2017, or the essence of the summery white wine, which tops this month’s Wine Hit List. Find it at Vinegar Hill House along with the pork chop — yes, it’s back — right here.

 

The Event Invite

Soccer fans, right this way — the postponed Euros are coming to a screen near you, and if you’re looking to watch any and all games, this German haunt has you covered. Go to either location of Black Forest Brooklyn for live vaccinated-peeps-only viewings, where you will get some beer poured on you. First up this Friday: Turkey vs. Italy. Reserve your seat (plus a half liter of Radeberger pilsner) for $10 here or here.

 

The Takeout Move

Picnic season is upon us and Resy has cooked up the ultimate starter pack. Introducing Picnic in the Park, a chef-prepared picnic bundle dreamt up by Pastis (on June 26) and Roberta’s (June 27), with everything you could ever want and need (sunscreen! Bubbles!). Tickets ($45/person) go out Wednesday, June 9, and do set that Notify — you’re going to want in.

 

The Splurge

If you’re looking for more immediate picnic plans, Olmsted has your back. Their San Pellegrino picnic feast ($115 for two) includes an Olmsted cocktail and hits from their summer camp (cold fried chicken, grilled asparagus, brownies) alongside Italy’s favorite sparkling water to keep you refreshed. Pick it up this Saturday before heading out to Prospect Park.

 

From The Tipline

Jetting off to the Hamptons sometime soon? We’ve got your dining guide set, whether you’re looking for waterfront views, group dinners, or our most romantic tables for two.


Week of May 31

In this edition: The West Village’s new watering hole. // Photo Courtesy Bandits

The Restaurant Rec

Casa Brazilian Restaurant, because this restaurant has it all, from the homey stews of the country’s northern states to the pit masters’ churrasco culture of the south. Do order the pão de queijo (this is what all gluten-free cheese bread should taste like) and the moqueca — those are Haenyeo chef-owner Jenny Kwak’s favorites. Your table awaits.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Bobby Wasabi cocktail from Bandits, the West Village’s new tiki-inspired watering hole. The drink arrives electric green and is a blend of wasabi orgeat, pineapple, green tea shochu, sake, and wasabi pea salt. To sip inside the disco-diner or patio-side, head over here.

 

The Event Invite

Close out AAPI Heritage Month with a bang with one very last takeout feast for two, courtesy of Di An Di, Llama San, and Thaimee LOVE, to name a few. The $165 package include a surprise bottle of sake and benefits some essential (and local!) Asian-led orgs. Pickup is this Sunday at Thaimee LOVE — pre-order here.

 

The Splurge

A chef residency program straight out of Paris. Fulgurances Laundromat just launched in Greenpoint and you’ll find Victoria Blamey (previously of Gotham Bar & Grill fame) in the kitchen, helming a five-course $80 menu that sings of spring. On your marks, set your Notify, go!

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

Frozen mac & cheese? But courtesy of a cherished Brooklyn restaurant? Trust Mosaic, a plant-based Brooklyn-born company that’s partnered with Olmsted, Balaboosta, and Teranga to revamp the frozen meals of lore. Get them here.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: The June Hit List, featuring picture-perfect fish and chips, a cherished pop-up’s summer takeover, electric late-night Vietnamese fare, and so much more.


Week of May 24

In this edition: Vegetables done right. // Photo Courtesy 232 Bleecker

The Restaurant Rec

232 Bleecker, because a dish as simple as roasted carrots will completely surprise you. Chef Suzanne Cupps helms this West Village corner restaurant, and her vegetable-forward cuisine is not to be missed. Get the bento box tasting of any three vegetables, don’t miss the focaccia of the day, and if you must have meat, the crispy chicken thighs are the way to go. Book over here and do save room for dessert

 

The Drink Proposal

Asian Americana in a can… or a limited edition line of next-level hard seltzers from Lunar. Perhaps you might like a tamarind and rice paddy herb seltzer dreamt up in collab with Di an Di, or a pineapple cake flavor co-developed with 886. Bottled childhood nostalgia, but make it boozy? They’re available at the restaurants or online.

 

The Event Invite

Prime seats are already sold out, but there are still Resy’s left for Yoshiteru Ikegawa’s takeover of Torien. The Michelin-starred yakitori master will front an $150 omakase from May 26 to June 9, and trust us, this is one for the books. Save your spot.

 

The Splurge

Dirt Candy has officially reopened for indoor dining, and with it comes their $85 five-course tasting menu. Get ready to rethink gnocchi (served in a Champagne and carrot broth), beetsteak frites, and vegan caviar that looks just like the real thing. Right this way.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

Can’t bear the Thai Diner lines? The Nolita favorite from the Uncle Boons team just joined the Resy ranks and if you haven’t been able to snatch a reservation (or a Notify), there’s always takeout — the crab fried rice travels ridiculously well.

 

From The Tipline

The restaurateur behind Bar Sardine and Fedora has just opened a brand-new concept. Say hi to Jolene, the newest kid on the Great Jones block.


Week of May 17

In this edition: A yakitori omakase for the books. // Photo Credit: Liz Clayman

The Restaurant Rec

Torien, because the yakitori master is coming to town. Starting Wednesday, May 26, Tokyo’s very own Yoshiteru Ikegawa of Michelin-starred Torishiki is coming to New York, to helm Torien’s counter for an $150 omakase until June 9. Get ready for chicken like you’ve never tasted it before, and make that Resy, pronto, before the 16-seat counter sells out.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Watermelon Man at Angel’s Share, a sweet and refreshing mix of Italy’s Malfy gin, Aperol, watermelon, raspberry, lemon, tonic, and rosemary — or summer in a bottle. Sipped patio side or on a stool, back at the bar.

 

The Event Invite

This week only, get hamachi crudo at Chinese Tuxedo, a Tuscan salad at Il Buco, spicy tuna temaki at Nami Nori, a savory potato pancake at Sofreh, and pan-fried mashed potatoes at St. Anselm all for free with any Resy reservation (look for the red tiles when booking!). Why? Because reopening is in the air, and it’s time to make a Resy.

 

The Splurge

If you missed out on Mama Guava’s first pop-up at Red Paper Clip, now’s your chance to make amends: Hawaiian-born chef Monique Cadavona is taking over the Taiwanese American kitchen again this Sunday, May 23, for a five-course Filipino-Hawaiian menu ($105/person). Reserve your table indoors and out.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

Still haven’t had the chance to support the Chefs Stopping AAPI dinner series? Let’s just say week 4 of the five-course takeout package for two ($165, which includes a bottle of sake) is one of the most exciting yet, featuring Nom Wah on dumplings, Rule of Thirds and Mokbar on apps, Saigon Social on mains, and Golden Diner on sweets. Don’t miss out.

 

From The Tipline

One of New York’s greatest cocktail destinations is coming back online. Get ready to raise a glass to and at Mace, reopening May 25!

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