The Daily Shortlist July 17

Junot Diaz

Location: Upper East Side, NYC
Band: Junot Díaz + Aleksandar Hemon
Show time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM FREE
Venue: Central Park SummerStage
Food: Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Drink: BB&R
Miscellaneous: Dylan’s Candy Bar

On the heels of Junot Diaz’s highly acclaimed first novel, The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, he hits Summerstage for a rather large reading. Joining him is Aleksandar Hemon, a writer from Sarajevo and author of The Lazarous Project. If you’ve got a craving for barbeque, check out Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack as the ribs, chicken, beef, and pork are all smothered in some amazing BBQ sauce. BB&R, which stands for Blonde, Brunette, and a Redhead is the brainchild of three best friends. What they’ve created is something between a neighborhood bar and a lounge with leather seats in the front and a pool table, photo booth, and video games in the back. Looking more like it came out of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a colorful place to get lollipops, licorice, and all things sugary. Don’t go crazy or your sweet tooth might melt here!

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