The Daily Shortlist June 19
One of the originators of ska, The Skatalites helped define the genre during the 1960s, and to this day still perform. For music fans, it doesn’t get any better than seeing this band, who are the roots of Jamaican and many other genres of music, play live. Known more for its cheesecake than anything else on its menu, Junior’s also offers fantastic diner and deli style eats from steak burgers to deli sandwiches. If you can make it through dinner, the cheesecake will be worth the wait! One of Brooklyn’s most interesting dive bars, O’Connor’s offers cheap drinks in a place where Park Slope hipsters meet old-time drinkers, making for one of the oddest pairings that works. An excellent place to get schnitzel and goulash and other Austrian delights, Thomas Beisl is right across the street from BAM.