The Daily Shortlist December 23
At Heeb Storytelling, listen to 7-minute Jewish stories from Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling (Jackie’s Joke Hunt, The Howard Stern Show), comedian Jessi Klein, Onion writer Aaron Kheifets, standup comedian DC Benny, writer Peter Hyman (The Reluctant Metrosexual) and more, featuring the accordion playing of DJ Kool Jew. With sushi that’s 50 percent off all the time, you might think, “Something’s wrong with that?” but the fish is good and the rolls are inventive, making Oyama one of the best low-priced sushi joints in the city. Though St. Marks all of a sudden lost its charm, Grassroots Tavern hasn’t. This large dive bar has cheap drinks, darts in the back, and old men behind the bar, things a good dive bar should have. Excellent coffee served in a big mug and a healthy menu of food coupled with a year round enclosed outdoor backyard patio make Mudd Cafe a great little coffee shop in the area.