The Daily Shortlist May 29

Location: Soho, NYC
Reading: Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match
Show time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Housing Works Bookstore Café
Food: Souen
Drink: Ear Inn
Miscellaneous: Alidoro

Celebrating the release of Opium Magazine’s new issue Go Green! (But Save Me First) they offer up Literary Death Match, with contestants including Bob Powers (You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero), and Garth Risk Hallberg (Canteen Magazine). For fans of macrobiotics, tofu, seitan and even fish, Souen is great for healthy food that won’t have you feeling like you shouldn’t have ordered that. Try the Broiled Tofu Okabe, which sees thick slices of tofu, broiled and topped with a sesame and sake paste ($11). One of the oldest bars in the city, Ear Inn offers cheap pints in a timeless environment. Walk through the doors and it’s like you’re in the early 1900s, though the occasional ringing cell phone will bring you back to reality. Possibly one of the best sandwich shops in the city, Alidoro has 40 kinds of amazing Italian sandwiches, all named.

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