The Daily Shortlist August 28
Ex bassist for the disbanded avant-rock group Mr. Bungle, Trevor Dunn’s newest project, Proof Readers consists of drummer Ryan Sawyer, sax player Darius Jones and Nate Wooley on trumpet, paying tribute to one of the fathers of free jazz, Ornette Coleman. Pukk serves up some delicious vegetarian Thai food. With a futuristic design, plastic and green tint everywhere, the menu offers everything from Pad Thai to Spicy Watercress Duck, only the duck, like all meat here, is made of vegetarian soy. A chill bar to go for a drink and not be bothered with loud, annoying drunks is The Magician. This place, which has no visible name, is across the street from Welcome to the Johnsons. With a southern theme, the draw at Mason Dixon is being one of only two bars in NYC with a mechanical bull. For $10 you can ride it. Expect to be thrown off in 5 seconds, if you can stay on that long!