The Daily Shortlist August 27
Known everywhere as the “King of the Surf Guitar,” Dick Dale returns to NYC and he’s still making big waves with his sound that includes his recently used “Misirlou” song in the Tarantino flick Pulp Fiction, but honestly Dick Dale is a legend whose guitar playing is still in top form. He’s influenced nearly everyone handling an axe while the first one to turn his amp up to ten. Nearby, Pakistan Tea House is a buffet style Indian restaurant where you can choose between chicken, meat, fish and vegetables. It’s affordable and very good. For drinks, check out Mocca Lounge. With a funky interior and a menu of Italian inspired fare, it’s also a bar with a large list of coffees with or without alcohol, beers, and frozen shots. Smack dab in the heart of Chinatown, the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory makes gourmet ice cream flavors like Black Sesame, Ginger, Durian, and more exotic flavors like Taro and Wasabi. Don’t worry, they have the go-to’s like Vanilla, fruits, and chocolate flavors too.