Torn as to what to do this weekend? Yelp NYC teams up with The New Stand for a few handpicked food and drink destinations, as well as some fun events to add to your calendar.
[Salvation Burger – 230 E. 51st Street in Midtown East]
After a tragic kitchen fire, April Bloomfield’s ode to the ultimate burger is back in business. Everything is made in house at Salvation Burger – from the mustard to the cheeses and even the meat blends butchered on-site. It’s a truly local operation that you need to experience at least once.
[Tim Wo Han – 85 4th Avenue in East Village]
While there’s a lot of great dim sum in this city, few have broken ground with as much buzz as Tim Wo Han. The Hong Kong import is the cheapest restaurant in the world to ever earn a Michelin Star (everything on the menu is less than $5.50), but you may have to drop some extra cash on a Task Rabbit to save you a spot in line. The early frenzy has been pretty insane.
[Sippin Santa’s Surf Shack – 13 1st Avenue in East Village]
Tis the season for holiday pop up bars (see Rolf’s and Miracle on 9th Street), and offering a Tropical twist on the December cocktail game is Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack. 11 months out of the year, this is Boilermaker, but for the next two weeks, dip in for Hawaiian milk punches and other Polynesian inspired winter libations.
Head to Bushwick for House Of Yes’ Very JunXion X-Mas. Check out Christmas music remixes, dirty reindeer dancing, milk and cookies, naughty or nice talent show, The abominable snowman, A make-out mistletoe station, and more revelry. Music by The JunXion All stars, The Misfit Toys, Frosty and the Snowmen, Bob Sanchez and the Ho Ho Ho’s.
Get a head start on your brunch plans and make a reservation for the last Socialite Brunch of 2016 at Stanton Social. Dig into The Stanton Social’s brunch staples like caramelized banana pancakes or their famous French Onion Soup Dumplings while you sip bottomless brunch cocktails and enjoy old school jams spun by Shaka Bueller.