2nd Annual TAP-NY Night Market
Taiwanese American Professionals – New York
Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
And here’s what to expect:
Taicken Chicken – back by popular demand, authentic and 100% delicious Taiwanese fried chicken.
A-Pou Dumplings – a rarely seen dumpling truck with ingredients straight from Taiwan.
Thirstea Cafe – artisanal tea and of course…bubble tea.
Sweet Pleasure Confections – an all new handmade gourmet dessert line, debuting Taiwanese flavored macarons.
Mamak – will be debuting its delectable Malaysian cuisine at TAP’s night market.
Stinky Tofu from Mama’s Stank – handmade from a mother’s recipe, it doesn’t get any more authentic than this.
Filled with Sweets – baked goods with high quality ingredients and a Taiwanese flair.
Passport 2 Taiwan – one of the largest and oldest Taiwanese festivals in America is partnering with TAP to bring Taiwan to NYC once again.
Best Summer – fresh summer rolls filled with premium meats and herbs.
REMY Martin – a new line of clear pineapple flavored spirits, shots for all.
Imperial Woodpecker Snowballs – Manhattan’s premier shaved ice shop.
Umame Nuts – Lightly roasted peanuts with a fresh seaweed core.
Macaron Parlour – delectable macarons and desserts
Tiger Beer – award winning and adored across Asia, Tiger Beer will only add to the fun of TAP’s night market.
Taiwan Beer – need we explain?
Get your tickets here.
The sprawling rooftop deck at The DL plays host to Gavin Russom’s (of DFA and The Crystal Ark) weekly Thursday night bash. This week, they’ve got Neon Indian DJ’ing, and Gavin himself! Hosted by Samantha Urbani of Friends.
Williamsburg Park, Brooklyn, NY
Sun, May 26, 2013 05:30 PM
That’s right, James Mercer and company (along with Richard Swift, Crystal Skulls’ Yuuki Matthews and Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer) will be playing North 12th Street and Kent Ave for, oh, just $45 a pop, plus Ticketmaster processing fees, but what’s that as compared to an evening with Zach Braff’s favorite band of all time? This music will change your life. Again. Just like it did when you were a junior in high school, and you listened to “Kissing The Lipless” on repeat and your AIM screen name referenced New Slang. Whatever, we’re in. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday; BYOB emotions.
THEY DON’T DO BBQ SAUCE.
We don’t care how good your brisket is, BBQ sauce is part of the experience and doesn’t ‘compromise the integrity of your food.’ It’s like serving fresh bread and refusing butter. The attitude just makes us want to go to Mable’s or Fette Sau instead.
Evidently, a few reviewers on Yelp are discussing this too:
The owner was adamant – he doesn’t “do” sauce.
No matter how much my friend argued, he was adamant that Brisketown would not be a place where people slop sweet brown ketchup on top of his masterpieces.
I won’t be waiting in line for an hour at Fette Sau the next time I want BBQ, let’s just say that. I wouldn’t mind some BBQ sauce, though. Jus’ sayin.
If you expect sauce there isn’t any here, except for third party hot sauces. I completely understand the stance of not wanting the flavor of meat being covered by sauces. But in this case the flavor isn’t is amazing on its own as the owners think, and I think that if they made their own in-house sauce to compliment the meat they could still control the experience and enhance it. Also, if you’re a no-sauce place, why offer hot sauce? It ruins the flavor just as much as bad BBQ sauce. Seems like a contradictory stance.
We love this, but can’t recall any Bedford, Lorimer, or Wythe Ave shout-outs:
After schooling New Yorkers on etiquette via numerous unsanctioned interventions, artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.”
For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installed them at those specific street corners and locations.
More at Animal NY.
Bushwick’s Community Board 4 has started a Sunday no-booze-after-midnight policy for businesses vying for liquor licenses in the neighborhood. The board issued the rule to its first batch of watering holes this month, both for new licenses and for existing spots renewing their permits.
“We’re asking that everyone close at midnight on Sunday,” stated the board’s district manager Nadine Whitted….
Jeff Pan, who owns the cafe and bar Skytown, said that even though he opens early in the morning and offers cocktails all day long, he does most of his business in the late-night hours.
“It would affect me significantly since I have a 4 a.m. liquor license,” said Pan, owner of the bar by the JMZ Myrtle-Broadway subway station. “The majority of our alcohol sales occur after midnight.”
“They’d have a tough time implementing the midnight rule for our location if the argument was protecting the neighborhood from noise from Skytown,” he said of his location on Broadway, an already bustling street. “With us being under the elevated JMZ train, it’s actually the other way around!”
And Ben Warren, who owns local bars The Bodega and Heavy Woods, said he could understand board members’ concerns, but hoped they didn’t try to “overstep their power.”
“I know they’re very concerned about Sundays because they’re churchgoing women and they’re worried about noise,” said Warren, who has attended several community board meetings for his license requests.
“Bushwick has a lot of residential blocks that are planted between the bars springing up in the neighborhood and I know it’s easy to hear a group of people leaving late at night on a Sunday.”
Previously: The War on Brunch
Graveface Records has announced a benefit compilation honoring the late Jason Molina, all proceeds from which will help his family with medical and funeral costs. The CD comp, which will feature artists covering Molina’s songs, includes Mark Kozelek, Phil Elverum, Will Oldham, Allo Darlin’, Scout Niblett, John Vanderslice, Jeffrey Lewis, Will Johnson, Damien Jurado, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, Hospital Ships, Wave Pictures, Herman Dune, and more. It’s titled Weary Engine Blues after an artwork by Molina.
You can order Weary Engine Blues here.
This great print from Molina’s friend William Schaff is also available: (more…)