The Daily Shortlist January 28
Instrumental rockers and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famers The Ventures became famous for their surf style, influencing countless bands since, thus being dubbed “The Band that Launched a Thousand Bands.” But their original recordings are just as relevant as ever and catching them live is a great way of understanding how good this band really is. While the original Junior’s Restaurant in Brooklyn is best, this midtown location offers a nearly identical menu of deli sandwiches, diner entrees, and of course soul food fixin’s, on top of some of the best cheesecake in NYC, which is saying a lot! For drinks check out The View . Not the TV show, but the bar high atop the Marriot Marquis. Plus it revolves. If you’re looking for something to do, go to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Yes, it’s a cheesy tourist attraction, but where else are you going to get a picture with Nicholas Cage or Samuel L. Jackson?