The Daily Shortlist July 15

Location: Lower East Side, NYC
Band: Rebecca Schiffman
Show time: 7 PM; FREE
Venue: Cakeshop
Food: Paladar
Drink: Welcome to the Johnsons
Miscellaneous: Economy Candy

Deadpan, humorous and gorgeous, folk singer Rebecca Schiffman reminds me of Nico but for the 21st century. She’s the musical guest at Cakeshop’s monthly music and reading Mixer series highlighting upcoming and established writers and musicians. Also check out writers Walt Aikens, Fiona Maazel, and Monica Youn. Paladar, whose celebrity chef, Aarón Sanchez is from the Food Network show “Melting Pot,” delivers a Pan-Latino concept taking traditional Spanish fare and adding deliciously executed gourmet twists. Feeling retro? Then Welcome to the Johnsons is the place for you. It’s like being in your uncles wreck room from the 70s. With all wood paneled walls, plastic covered couches, and a Pac Man machine, this bar is out for a good time. Stop by Economy Candy and get a small taste of what it might be like to walk through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, minus the hijinks, as there’s all sorts of candy everywhere. A real NY landmark, it’s been around since 1937.

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