Food & Drinks You Must Have In August
New Restaurants, This Month's Cocktail, Your Next Getaway
NYC is constantly surprising us with hidden gems, authenticity, and it’s innovative restaurants. Tavola nails it with Italian authenticity. Hidden gems such as BEA, shaking up some incredible, life-changing cocktails. The unique spin on classic such as cookies at Schmackary's and turnovers at BEA, and make you second guess if you can ever go back to the old fashioned way of enjoying such things. we also discovered a rooftop for the ideal summer evening for bites and dranks.
Our pizza craving was real prior to seeing War Paint on Broadway. Way too conveniently located to the Netherlander Theatre, is this authentic Italian restaurant. Neopolitan style pizza as classic as Margherita, and as unique as clam pie. We started with a Wood Fired Artichoke Arugula Salad finished off with fresh shaved Parmesan. Shortly following a glass of Chianti and a Peroni on draft, the pizza was incredible. Sausage, mushrooms and hints of basil made for the perfect bite every time.
As soon as 5 o'clock hits, what better setting than a Rooftop off of 6th Avenue with a drink in hand. When you want some healthful munchies to pair with your drinks, the guacamole and Ahi Tuna Crisps were winning selections. The guacamole was super fresh, and too good to resist. We also went for the Ahi Tuna Crisps. Those were one bite, delightfully refreshing.
BEA is a contemporary take on the American bar scene. The best $15 you will ever spend in your life is on the Duck Turnover. Inside you have Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella, Corn & Red Onion, Topped with Jalepeño and Pineapple Pico and Avocado Creme Sauce. All of these flavors come together to make a killer bite every time. It is big enough to share yet also big enough to devour on your own. It's spicy, sweet, and a not so typical side kicker for your cocktails! Their menu is super unique, and certainly the place you go to when you are looking for something "different". They have brunch, dinner, and cocktails for the start, the highlight or the afterparty to your NYC night!
Zachary “Schmackary” Schmahl is the ultimate cookie expert, was “born a cookie monster.” He is constantly making the coolest cookies, beyond mama’s classic chocolate chip cookies. Zachary’s cookies are constantly surprising everyone. Each one is lip schmackin’ good! The latest we have discovered is his Hummingbird, and it just screams summer in taste! Pineapple-ful, tropical coconut, salty sweet perfection, finished off with a rich creamy cream cheese frosting. The hummingbird is offered in store on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays! How do we know what cookie is available when? Zachary’s Cookie Calendar
This Month's Cocktail...
Spring Pong at BEA
Gin, grapefruit Juice, Lime & Fresh Basil all come together to create the Spring Pong at BEA. There are sweet cocktails, and then there are cool concoctions that come with nice strength without sacrificing any of the flavors promised in the description. Located right off of 43rd Street, in the center hustle bustle midtown sits this little hidden gem with a killer menu of bar fare. Upscale, and pricey...in our eyes nothing good is “cheap.” The Spring Pong is the start to your night, the edge remover, and the icebreaker. Mmmm!
Your next getaway...
Ogunquit is a foodie-cation destination spot for your hit list. The town smells like fresh lobster at all hours of the day. To no surprise, lobster is their specialty, however they know how to do Thai and doughnuts just as well as their normal roots. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post featuring all the best Ogunquit has to offer!
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