The Daily Shortlist April 27

Location: Lower East Side, NYC
Film: Bowerbirds Get Tickets Here
Show time: 7 PM
Venue: Mercury Lounge
Food: Three of Cups
Drink: Whiskey Ward
Miscellaneous: Sugar Sweet Sunshine

If you’ve never heard the Bowerbirds, they are a nu-folk band with tinges of French music (maybe it’s the accordion) from North Carolina. Their last album, 2007s Hymns for a Dark Horse was quite beautiful. Joining them are some great opening acts worth coming early to check out in Bell, La Strada, and Lost in the Trees. What I like about Three of Cups the most is that the food is classic Italian fare like Pizza made in a wood-fired oven, risotto, pasta, while also offering more exciting dishes like lamb stew in a barolo wine reduction, served with potato gnocchi. The atmosphere is relaxing, bordering on romantic. With a name like Whiskey Ward, it’s expected that they deliver the goods, which lucky for this bar, they do. Whether it’s Scotch, Bourbon, Whiskey, or Single Malts, they got em’ along with a pool table and a damn good jukebox. Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Sugar Sweet Sunshine has one of the best in the city. With 10 different kinds, it’s hard to beat.

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