What good is sitting alone with your Netflix? Come hear the… You get the idea, and now is the time to take advantage of super discounts to chase away the winter blues. Back by popular demand with several empty seats, 2-for-1 Broadway Tickets are available for most performances.
This is the time of year to treat your BFF, your irascible roommate, show tune mom, dancer dad, or maybe even your theater buff grandparents. You won’t break the bank and just imagine the other ticket holder’s face when you say, “We are going to see…”
Here are just a few suggestions waiting in the wings: Kimberly Akimbo, Moulin Rouge, MJ The Musical, Some Like It Hot, Funny Girl, SIX, Leopoldstadt…
Before you know it, the Tony Award nominees will be announced and you will regret not being a part of the buzz or seeing that show on your to-do list. Order tickets today at the link below.
Note: 2-for-1 Broadway Tickets ends on February 12. Also, keep in mind that the only thing that differs between Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway is the size of the house, meaning, how many tickets can be sold for each performance.
Why not take advantage of Restaurant Week NYC 2023 pre- or post-theater or simply because you’re hungry.
For a limited time you can sample prix-fix menus at many of the very popular eateries across all five boroughs. Typically, they offer a 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner for $30, $45 or $60. From casual pubs to elegant dining rooms, Restaurant Week NYC is available for every hunger pang and budget.
Following are a few of my restaurant picks awaiting your reservation:
Red Hook Lobster Pound (Brooklyn)
Offering both a lunch and dinner menu for Restaurant Week, I recommend you try their incredible crustaceans and maritime rolls at this chic shanty. Start off the meal with one of their various chowders and end it with a sweet catch — S’mores.
This is as close as I can get to the delicacies I ate during my school days in Spain. Socarrat offers the cuisine from the Iberian Peninsula with elegance and incomparable, authentic flavors. From tapas of sizzling shrimp, hearty chorizo and bacon-wrapped dates, to a savory selection of paella: I recommend the namesake creation. For dessert I am torn between the flan and the churros con chocolate so share both with your companion. ¡Buen provecho!
Arguably the best burger in the metropolis, Rivercrest is conveniently located in Astoria Queens. It deserves a better moniker than pub grub because they elevate the experience and meal far above the beer tap. I suggest you try the maple-fried Brussels sprouts, their amazing Rivercrest burger and save room for the doughnut dessert.
Le Rivage (Restaurant Row/Midtown West)
I have a soft spot for Restaurant Row on the West Side. I tend to reminisce as I walk this historic block, and while I understand change is inevitable, it’s not always for the better. While some of the “old” New York establishments remain (in name) such as Joe Allen, Orso and Becco, they stand like ghosts of a culinary past from my perspective and palate. Regardless, I am glad to announce that Le Rivage is still in the mix of the tourist driven lot. This family-owned business retains its rustic décor and the menu showcases Chef Paul’s classic French dishes. I enjoy the endive salad followed by the succulent lamb shank in bordelaise sauce and the pear melba for dessert. Live music during dinner hours is also a pleasure.
Click the link below for the list of all participating restaurants.
Restaurant Week NYC Winter 2023
Photo Credits: P. K. Greenfield