The Daily Shortlist March 19
Mark Lanegan has been working with everyone these days from the Foo Fighters to Queens of the Stone Age to Isobel Campbell, and now Greg Dulli, of Afghan Whigs fame as The Gutter Twins, playing gothic blues. Regardless of how odd that pairing may be, it will definitely sound amazing. Joining them are minimalist rockers Great Northern. If you’ve never been to Minca for dinner, go right now! This small noodle bar makes some amazing ramen noodles from scratch. Try the Minca Ramen, a mild broth with pork, chicken & dried seafood ($8.50). One of the newer bars in the East Village, Common Ground has a dark wood interior, a relaxed atmosphere, and excellent cocktails like the Blueberry Pie. If you like pastries filled with cream, check out Beard Papa Sweets Café. They offer cream fillings like earl grey, green tea, coffee, and the standard vanilla, chocolate, strawberry among others.