Eat And Drink To The Beat

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So you’ve been outside all day, checking out your very favorite performers and swigging cheap beer out of a plastic cup. You’re tipsy, dehydrated and on the verge of heatstroke. Life is rough! And you’re hungry! Have no fear, sweet friend— we’ve got all your food needs covered.

If you’re seeing a show at…

SummerStage Every year, SummerStage brings an awesome mish-mosh of genres to that weird mass of green stuff the subway doesn’t go across. But that’s OK, big spender: If this is your local venue of choice, we’re assuming you’ve got cab fare. Or maybe not, because with a line-up of artists ranging from Funkmaster Flex to Yo- Yo Ma, SummerStage is worth a train-trek uptown.

You can grab a bite at…

Via Quadronno 25 E. 73rd St., 212-650-9880

In this neck of the woods, your affordable dining options are severely limited, but your sandwich options don’t have to be. With an extensive panini menu at prices the Upper East Side considers reasonable, this teeny-tiny cafe is your best bet for filling your belly without emptying your purse.


If you’re seeing a show at…

South Street Seaport We’re not big fans of the waterfront tourist trap, but there’s strength in numbers, and an army of locals makes this summer music spot much easier to endure.

You can grab a bite at…

Fresh Salt 146 Beekman St., 212-962-0053

If indie rock by the water has depleted your reserves, drop into this tiny bar and eatery for some satisfying food—we’re fond of the meatloaf sandwich and the turkeyand-apple on a whole wheat baguette.



If you’re seeing a show at…

World Financial Center Well aren’t you special! While your other friends are out pounding PBRs with the masses, you’re getting some high culture at the WFC and supporting the continued revival of the Financial District (do we still care about that?). Balance out your highbrow tastes with some low-brow booze and grub.

You can grab a bite at…

Mike’s Papaya 88 Reade St., 212-964-7022

We were just going to write, “Try the Whole Foods salad bar,” but then we remembered Mike’s—which, among other restaurants, has been getting a bit of press lately over health-code violations. As if that really means anything. No matter what, a frank and a papaya juice is rejuvenating.


If you’re seeing a show at…

Williamsburg Waterfront While our hearts will always ache for McCarren Park Pool, the view from the Waterfront is undoubtedly an upgrade, and with Sonic Youth and Wild Flag in this summer’s line-up, does anything else really matter? In this nabe, you shouldn’t really need help finding a place to fill your tank after the show, but we’re offering a suggestion anyway.

You can grab a bite at…

Nita Nita 146 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, 718-388-5328

Though the tapas-style plates may be small, Nita Nita’s cheesy, bacon-heavy menu isn’t entirely light fare—so it’s perfect for soaking up the massive amounts of alcohol you’ve been imbibing all day. If you’re done with the show, but not yet ready to take the party inside, you can enjoy your meal in the big backyard.


If you’re seeing a show at…

Prospect Park Bandshell Prospect Park gets major props for talent selection and range of performers— Ailey II and Animal Collective, for instance. Celebrate Brooklyn! is the city’s longestrunning free outdoor performance festival for a reason, and like the cultural fare, food and drink options in this Brooklyn bastion are plentiful.

You can grab a bite at…

Dizzy’s 511 9th St., Brooklyn, 718-499-1966

Like the flagrant misspelling of “Steak Au Poivre” on its online menu, the mishmosh of high-brow and low-brow offerings at Dizzy’s can be a little jarring, but where else can you order said fancy steak with a side of cheese fries?

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