Squeeze Out the Last Bit of Summer at These Hot Spots

Squeeze Out the Last Bit of Summer at These Hot Spots

With summer quickly coming to an end, we have rounded up the ultimate dining and drinking bucket list to maximize every second left of summer. From frozen cocktails alfresco to a CrazyShake Bar, there’s plenty more to pack into this final month of the season. Below you’ll find our summer checklist for an epic August of eating and drinking. Enjoy!

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Dine and Drink Al Fresco at dell’anima

Eat This: BBT with fresh orecchiette, house cured bacon, fresh basil and roasted Sungold tomatoes.

Drink This: spiced frozen mango margarita, garnished with a mango lollipop and served with spicy popcorn.


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Go bottomless at Le Coq Rico

Eat This: chef’s benedict with smoked duck breast, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served on a homemade brioche bun or Challah french toast with rhubarb compote.

Drink This: Add bottomless brunch to any entree for $25.  Unlimited mimosa, Bellini and rosé sangria for ninety minutes.


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Drink Tiki Cocktails in Columbus Circle at Center Bar

Eat This: Pupu Platter with mango BBQ ribs, crab rangoon, shrimp toast, vegetable dumplings and grilled pineapple.

Drink This: Take on tiki with bourbon, peach nectar, velvet falernum and angostura bitters.


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Have a Sundae Funday at L’Artusi

Eat This: sweet corn, peach and blueberry sundae with sweet corn and peach swirl gelato, blueberry compote and pie crust pieces.


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Enjoy edible art inspired by Maurice Sendak at The Morgan Café at The Morgan Library & Museum

Eat This: dessert tasting called, “Storyboard Sweets” ($33), which pays homage to Sendak's beautifully created storyboards used to construct his numerous set designs. The dessert board includes a buttercream bed cake, a sailboat sweet, Moishe clementine panna cotta, and a mini milkshake.



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Watch CrazyShakes come to life at New York’s one-and-only CrazyShake Bar at Black Tap Herald Square

Eat This: The Cake Shake, a cake batter shake with a vanilla frosted rim with rainbow sprinkles topped with a funfetti cake slice, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles & a cherry.


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Eat, drink and take in the views at DUMBO’s Time Out Market New York

Eat This: Ice & Vice’s banana hammock sundae, with Monkey Bars ice cream on a bed of Nilla wafer crumb, paired with coconut caramel poached banana, and topped with brandied cherry compote and coconut chips

Drink This: Ghost Donkey’s Lil’ Loco, with Dorothy Parker gin, Kümmel liqueur, tomatillo-serrano sherbet, lime and celery. Enjoy on the fifth floor rooftop bar.





Soak in the summer sun on the patio at Gato

Eat This: Crushed pea and avocado with green harissa, tahini, toasted sesame seeds, and pita chips for dipping.

Drink This: A.P. Spritz with butterfly pea cocchi, Suze, blood orange amaro and cava.



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Host your next happy hour at Hudson Yards Grill

Drink This: $10 cocktails, $8 wines and $5 draft beers from 4:30-7 pm

Eat This: Pair with Michael Lomonaco’s signature ML’s Blend aged prime beef bacon cheddar burger for the perfect after meal.


Plan a date night at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Eat This: Michelin-starred chef John Fraser’s seasonal-inspired menu that currently spotlights tomatoes, each dish featuring a different tomato variety.

Do This: Kick off the weekend with MetFridays: New York’s Night Out, where couples can tailor their own evening from a host of events, including performances, curator-led talks, and drawing classes.



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