Critic finds her lunch experience at the new Four Seasons “dark and sad”
New Yorker critic Hannah Goldfield goes back in time at the new Four Seasons Restaurant, likening the atmosphere to a haunting scene from “The Shining” when “Jack Nicholson’s hotel-caretaker character enters an empty ballroom to find it suddenly occupied by the ghosts of a Roaring Twenties grand soirée.” She describes the visit as “dark and sad,” reminding readers that one of the iconic venue’s owners, Julian Niccolini, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in 2016, the same year the original venue closed. The food is still pricey and still isn’t that good, she writes, although the classic cotton candy — reserved for celebrations and served on a silver platter — was a big hit in the evening.
For a sugar- and beer-filled weekend
NYC’s Dessert Goals event is teaming up with the Queens Beer Festival to give festival-goers the choice of indulging in both cupcakes and local beer this weekend. The dessert party will feature sweets from Baked In Color, Silk Cakes, and Treat House, among others; and the beer fest will offer over 50 beers from breweries in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Long Island. The joint admission ticket is $46 and can be purchased here. Both events take place in LIC.
The Coup team join local support efforts backing Beto O’Rourke
Ravi DeRossi and Sother Teague from the Coup — the shuttered bar that donates its profits to nonprofits fighting for issues that go against President Donald Trump’s policies — will be hanging out at DeRossi’s bar Mother of Pearl next week to support Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat taking on incumbent Ted Cruz. Chef Hong Thaimee of Thaimee Table will be serving vegan dishes, and all proceeds will go toward a grassroots campaign to support O’Rourke. “Bar Night for Beto” takes place Monday, October 15, and tickets can be purchased here.
A pretend-museum idolizing pizza swings open this weekend
The Museum of Pizza — which is actually just a social media ploy promising lots of likes for influencers and other Instagram fanatics — makes its debut in Brooklyn Saturday, October 13. The #MoPi (lol) promises an “experiential pizza adventure” that will take visitors through pizza-inspired immersive rooms, a cheese cave, a pizza art gallery, and a pizza beach. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased here.