In this week’s edition: A masa-filled brunch, this Sunday only. // Photo Courtesy Sobre Masa

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The Resy Lineup: Bixi in Harlem, Fried Chicken Buckets, and Brunch for a Cause

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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: A buzzy Harlem gem, creative cocktails, fried chicken buckets, and the return of lunch service at Le Bernardin.

 

Week of August 2

The Restaurant Rec

Bixi, because if you love Harlem standby Lido, you’re going to love their sister restaurant. Dreamt up by the same James Beard award-winning chef (that’d be Serena Bass), Bixi is a gem of a midnight hang where the cocktails flow and the playful pan-Asian plates satisfy. Book here.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Japanese Cold Noodle cocktail at Double Chicken Please, a stunningly refreshing dish-turned-into-a-drink creation only available at their back bar that combines Bacardi, pineapple, cucumber, coconut, and lime with sesame oil. To be sipped along their watermelon- and ponzu-topped oysters over here.

 

The Event Invite

It’s National Singapore day this Sunday, and Lower East Side wine bar Skin Contact is throwing a wine-fueled party ($40/ticket) with food from Chinatown’s stellar Malaysian Kuih Cafe and Queens Night Market stall-turned-shop Native Noodles.

 

The Takeout Move

A fried chicken/veggie bucket for all your end-of-summer outings. Do reserve your MáLà Bucket Special (available until August 8), a MáLà Project and Evil Twin Brewing collab in which your choice of fried chicken ($120) or fried veggie ($90) assortments will come with pickles, peanuts, scallion pancakes, and a four-pack of limited edition Evil Twin seltzers, with flavors like cherry blossom and yuzu marshmallow.

 

The Weekend Pairing

Brunch and a museum, but not just any brunch: Stop by Oxalis this Sunday for a very special four-course heirloom corn brunch ($80/person), in which the noted Prospect Heights restaurant will be partnering with masa kings For All Things Good and Sobre Masa to celebrate corn in all its glory. Bonus: 50% of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit Border Kindness. 

Post-meal, head to the next-door Brooklyn Museum for some art — the KAWS exhibit is running until September 5 and you’re going to want to catch it before it ends.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Le Bernardin is reopening for lunch next month — and reservations are live! Book Wednesday through Friday for a three-course prix-fixe or the whole chef’s tasting menu starting September 15.

 

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BIXI

4.8 · Asian · $$

Harlem

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Double Chicken Please

4.8 · Cocktail Bar · $

Lower East Side

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Skin Contact Wine Bar

4.7 · Wine · $$$

Lower East Side

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Mala Project East Village

4.7 · Chinese · $

Lower Manhattan

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Oxalis

4.8 · American · $$

Prospect Heights

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Le Bernardin

4.8 · French · $$$$

Theater District

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Week of July 26

The Restaurant Rec

With the sweltering weather we’re predicted to have this week, you’ll want to head to any place with cold noodles. It’s a good thing Jeju Noodle Bar just debuted some chilled noodle bowls (try the soy milk broth topped with salted cucumber and shaved truffles); that Raku still has its breezy outdoor setup (you can’t go wrong with the classic zaru cold udon); and that Tokyo’s oldest soba shop just went live on Resy — these are some chewy noodles 230 years in the making.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea cocktail at Sugar Monk, one of the speakeasy’s standout drinks where Baharat-infused Aquavit is shaken with tamarind, patchouli, lime, and yuzu. This exceptional Harlem cocktail bar is mixing some of the most interesting art-inspired drinks in town, and if you haven’t been, run don’t walk.

 

The Event Invite

It’s Peru’s bicentennial this Wednesday, and a newcomer is intent on commemorating. We’re talking about Popular, the Public Hotel’s new Peruvian restaurant, which is celebrating the cuisine in all its multicultural glory on July 28: Think an $85 prix fixe that pays tribute to the potato harvest in the vein of the ancient Andean tradition and pisco sours revisited, all to the tune of live Afro-Peruvian jazz. It’s over here. Pro tip: Llama Inn and Miami’s Itamae are also joining forces for Peru’s birthday — save your seat.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Rome’s favorite street snack is coming back to the Lower East Side after temporarily closing more than a year ago. Get ready to welcome back Trapizzino, going live on Resy on July 27 with brand new cocktails, an enviable patio, those fluffiest of sandwiches, and now, pasta.

 

P.S.: Please Read

After fighting tooth and nail to stay open during the worst of the pandemic, Golden Diner has had to shut down temporarily due to a fire in their kitchen. So, we’re calling on all lovers of GD’s chicken katsu club, honey butter pancakes, and everything in between: If you can, please consider donating to their GoFundMe to help them back on their feet; every little bit helps!

 

Week of July 19

The Restaurant Rec

Lamalo, because this Middle Eastern gem has just reopened and it’s time you get reacquainted with their baked-to-order Jerusalem-style laffa. Order a bounty of dips and spreads, tack on a couple of lamb kofta skewers, and promise to do it all again. Book here.

 

The Drink Proposal

Head to King for a sip of their newly debuted King Rosé, bottled by the Soho restaurant itself in collaboration with the family behind the Domaine de Fontsainte in Corbières, a Grenache Gris wine that sings of the south of France. Available by the glass from the magnum over here. 

 

The Event Invite

Mark your calendars: Llama Inn is hosting a celebration of Peruvian cuisine on Wednesday, July 28. The modern Peruvian kitchen will be welcoming chefs Valerie and Nando Chang — the rising star chefsiblings behind Itamae, Miami’s hottest Nikkei restaurant — for a proper feast, featuring special cocktails, Piscos, South American wines, and more. Save your spot.

 

The Splurge

J-Spec, because  this under-the-radar East Village restaurant is serving some of the best A5 Wagyu and tempura in the city. If you really want to splurge, go for the eight-course omakase counter meal ($180, reservation required). Orchestrated by chef and tempura master Koichi Endo, who was most recently at Tempura Matsui, the tempura course alone features nearly a dozen different pieces of seafood, beef, and vegetable tempura, including an unforgettable shiso-wrapped piece of A5 Wagyu. Or try the new four-course tasting menu ($110), which  starts off with a Wagyu macaron.

 

The Weekend Pairing

picnic haul and putt-putt: Greenpoint’s Edy’s Grocer has put together a Lebanese mezze and Italian antipasti picnic box ($75) available this Saturday only! Pick it up from Edy’s or at Transmitter Park (more details here). Then, head to Williamsburg’s River Ring waterfront and go putt-putting for a change: Putting Green or an 18-hole mini golf course on the theme of climate change. Learn about the community project here.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Award-winning architect Stephanie Goto and Morgenstern’s are collaborating on a limited run omakase experience (read: ice cream and Champagne), starting July 20. Book it every Tuesday for four weeks, until August 10.

 

Week of July 12

The Restaurant Rec

Otway, because dinner is back at this Clinton Hill gem, where the natural wine flows alongside a seasonally-in-tune menu. Throw in oyster happy hours (Thu-Sat from 4 to 6 p.m.), an in-house bread program, and a new chef in tow (Carlton Halaby, coming straight from Blanca), and you’re going to want to visit.

 

The Drink Proposal

All of the orange wine: East Village natural wine bar Kindred is bringing back its beloved orange wine festival (Kin Con: The Return) July 25, where funky pours and handmade pastas collide. Act fast, because tickets are already going quickly.

 

The Event Invite

Atogirl for Dine at 620 at Rockefeller Center, the outdoor summer pop-up space to follow. After hosting the sold out Pebble Bar, this beautiful Midtown loft and garden will welcome Junghyun and Ellia Park and their twist on Atoboy, which will serve Korean-inspired street food snacks for lunch and dinner July 19-22 and 26-29. Book here; this will sell out.

 

The Splurge

Gage & Tollner. The dazzling Brooklyn chophouse topped this month’s Hit List, and rightfully so: seven styles of martinis, soaring seafood towers, and a revamped historic setting that competes with the chops.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Shuka’s highly-anticipated sister restaurant is officially live! Say hello to Shukette starting July 14, Chelsea’s next charcoal-grilled, Mediterranean destination.

 

Week of June 28

The Restaurant Rec

GupShup, because you haven’t had a paneer cheese roll like this before. Studded with coriander pesto, it’s a perfect first bite for what this stellar modern Indian restaurant has to offer: butter chicken wings, Rajasthani goat curry, flaky paratha, and one of Gramercy’s prettiest patios. Do order the Maharaja Jaam, a guava cocktail that tastes like summer. Book here.

 

The Drink Proposal

A bottle of sake, because Austin Power said so. Yes, the owner and sake sommelier at the East Village’s latest Accidental Bar is the man with a bottle for any and all occasions, whether you’re trying to sip sake at the movies or impress your mother-in-law. Drink here.

 

The Event Invite

A fourth of July clam bake, courtesy of Red Hook Tavern. You’re going to book this one fast, the very cool spot will be doling out an East Coast feast ($75/person) with the usual suspects done more than right — clams, mussels, sausage, corn and potatoes, and shrimp — alongside briny oysters and its craveable tavern burger.

 

The Other Event Invite

Or you could get the party started with a pre-game at Dirt Candy with their Canamerica Day celebration (Canada Day + July 4), a blowout barbecue that’ll make you completely rethink vegetables. (No there won’t be meat. Yes, you should trust Amanda Cohen.) Book the feast on July 3.

 

The Weekend Pairing

Shakespeare in the Park is back for its Central Park summer run, and Jocelyn Bioh’s adaption of Merry Wives is one you’re going to want to see (as a self-described celebration of Black joy, the action takes place in Harlem, not Windsor). Free tickets over here via a digital lottery.  

Pro tip: Pita sandwiches from North Miznon and boxed sushi sets from Sushi Nonaka are within walking distance to the park’s Delacorte Theater should you require picnic fixings.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Angie Mar’s anticipated restaurant Les Trois Chevaux is opening up to the public July 1! Be the first to know when reservations drop by following Resy on Instagram and Twitter.

 

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