The Daily Shortlist July 22
One of Akira Kurasawa’s later masterpieces, Kagemusha is a story set in feudal Japan where a criminal who looks like a dying warlord is taught to impersonate him to maintain the illusion of military might. 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.