The Daily Shortlist May 5
Founders Gekko Jones and Uproot Andy of 5 de Gallo HyperMex Dance Party host this hyper Mexican fiesta celebrating Cinco de Mayo featuring norteño, cumbia, and Latin ska with Estrellas de la Kumbia, Escarioka, and Los Rudos del Norte. Plus, El Rey del Sabor taco truck will be parked right outside Santos. 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.
Walter Schreifels is known to many for the influential bands he’s been in, including Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, and Rival Schools, but this week marks the release of his first solo album. Titled An Open Letter To The Scene, the album falls into more melodic, indie rock territory than his previous work. You can catch Walter’s album release show on Wednesday May 5th at the studio in Webster Hall. If you like ramen noodles and pork, then Momofuku is your spot for food. The Berkshire pork is the best I’ve had and it’s the only place I’ll eat pork period, which should tell you just how good Momofuku really is! The Village Pourhouse may look like a neighborhood bar to watch sports but actually has three more rooms, where you can order food or find a quiet place to smooch! For dessert a little left of the dial, Sundaes and Cones offers eclectic flavors like wasabi and corn and many more flavors that are familiar.