The Daily Shortlist October 20

Location: Union Square, NYC
Band: Jennifer Logue
Show time: 4 PM; FREE
Venue: Best Buy (Union Square)
Food: Momofuku
Drink: The Village Pourhouse
Miscellaneous: Sundaes and Cones

Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Logue will perform a free, in- store show at Best Buy- Union Square on Wed, October 20th at 4PM. After a whirlwind year of touring Europe and recording a new album, she’s a star on the rise not to be missed. 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 looks like a neighborhood bar to watch sports but is 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.

Download two exclusive Jennifer Logue tracks at http://www.jenniferloguemusic.com/exclusive

Location: East Village, NYC
Band: Carl Broemel
Show time: 8 PM
Venue: Joe’s Pub
Food: Oyama
Drink: Grassroots Tavern
Miscellaneous: Mudd Cafe

He’s known as a member of the rock band My Morning Jacket but on his solo album, All Birds Say, Carl Broemel goes the folkier route showing off his talent as a singer/songwriter. 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.

Location: Upper West Side, NYC
Reading: Sloane Crosley
Show time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Thalia Book Club
Food: Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack
Drink: Cavatappo Wine Bar
Miscellaneous: Ship of Fools

The whip-smart and funny authors of the essay collections Don’t Get Too Comfortable (Rakoff) and I Was Told There’d Be Cake (Crosley) join up to examine our contemporary culture and the many ways life can go awry in New York City, as presented in their new books. Now that it’s cold out, what better way to warm up than with some BBQ. Brother Jimmy’s Bait Shack is known for their BBQ’d meats, smoked in house. The menu is all Southern favorites like po boys, catfish, fried chicken, along with burgers. Though it’s small, Cavatappo Wine Bar packs a mighty punch, offering an amazing selection of wines from all over the world for under $10 a glass. With more than 40 TVs featuring sports, Ship of Fools also has darts, pool tables, and video games.

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