The Daily Shortlist July 15

No Punch and Pie at this Show, Just the HITS!

Location: Chelsea, NYC
Bands: Bon Jovi + All-American Rejects
Show time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Food: Supermac
Drink: Stout
Miscellaneous: Jack’s 99 Cent Store

Bon Jovi makes a stop close to his New Jersey hometown here in NYC at MSG! Expect lots of hair and lots of hits from one of the 80s biggest bands. Joining them are All-American Rejects. Though small, Supermac packs a hearty punch with it’s gourmet mac & cheese’s like the Mac Cheesesteak with shaved steak, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, cremini/shitake, provolone, and white American ($8.25 mini; $10.95 mega). A great place in NYC to get a full-bodied dark beer is at Stout. With a very detailed beer list with descriptions, I’ve never had a bad pint at this bar and restaurant, plus the food menu is American and quite good. Probably the biggest 99-cent store in NYC, Jack’s is three floors of some of the finest values you can find, especially in an overpriced area like Herald Square.

Location: East Village, NYC
Band: Baye Kouyate
Show time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Joe’s Pub
Food: Minca
Drink: Common Ground
Miscellaneous: Beard Papa Sweets Cafe

Baye Kouyate is a talking-drum master from Mali. One of the most up-and-coming African musicians on the NY scene, he has collaborated with Salif Keita and Vieux Farka Toure, and recently released an album, Danama. If you love African music, or just quality music in general, check him out. 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.

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