The Daily Shortlist July 14


Location: West Village, NYC
Film: Alien
Show time: 2:00, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 PM; Through July 16
Venue: Film Forum
Food: Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar
Drink: Village Tavern
Miscellaneous: Bleeker Bob’s

Who can resist Ridley Scott’s great sci-fi film Alien where humans on a distant planet investigating an SOS are under attack by some of the scariest creatures is sci-fi history? What better place to see it than on the silver screen surrounded by fans too. For an eclectic menu that mixes upscale and down-home food, Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar, a wine bar and restaurant, offers lighter fare including foie gras, cheese plates, caviar, and steak tartare. The Village Tavern is a really comfortable neighborhood bar that’s great for catching sports games or just chilling for a drink, which is what I prefer to do when I’m in the vicinity. Also in the area is Bleeker Bob’s. It’s one of the oldest independent record stores in NYC and the selection is deep. The place looks a mess, but the staff is surprisingly friendly and extremely knowledgeable about what they have.

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