The Daily Shortlist July 23
The side project from Antibalas guitarist Marcos Garcia, Chico Mann blends afrobeat rhythms with Casio keyboards and vintage drum machines making for some booty shaking music. Joining them are afrobeat powerhouse The Superpowers, Planet Rump, and DJ Dhundee. Ever have Oaxacan food? Chiles & Chocolate Oaxacan Kitchen serves up some fantastic, not exactly Mexican food. Try the smoky flavored Mole Negro, one of the best mole sauces I’ve had in NYC. Before leaving, you must try one of the hot chocolates like the Chiles Y Chocolate. A hint of chipotle without too much heat is a nice kick start for the night. The Gate is a great Park Slope bar with excellent beers on tap and a outdoor courtyard to chill. If time permits, you must, and I mean MUST go to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., a non-profit organization that helps kids with their writing, that’s fronted by a store selling super powers.