The Daily Shortlist April 22

Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Couch For a Long Time, 2009 (detail). Couch, newspaper, ceramic, 76 × 29 × 35.5 in. (193 × 73.7 × 90.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Small A Projects, New York, and Derek Eller Gallery, New York. Photograph by Dan Kvitka

Location: Midtown West, NYC
Art: Whitney Biennial
Show time: See website for schedule; Through May 30
Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art
Food: Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Drink: BB&R
Miscellaneous: Dylan’s Candy Bar

The Whitney Biennial is known for featuring the best in contemporary art and this year they have chosen 55 artists who represent the state of the art world. If you’ve got a craving for barbeque, check out Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack as the ribs, chicken, beef, and pork are all smothered in some amazing BBQ sauce. BB&R, which stands for Blonde, Brunette, and a Redhead is the brainchild of three best friends. What they’ve created is something between a neighborhood bar and a lounge with leather seats in the front and a pool table, photo booth, and video games in the back. Looking more like it came out of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dylan’s Candy Bar is a colorful place to get lollipops, licorice, and all things sugary. Don’t go crazy though, or your sweet tooth might melt here!

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