Monday, January 19, 2009

NYC Guide to Inauguration '09

While Washington D.C. ramps up for what will be the biggest political celebration EVER, New Yorkers who are stuck in the city tomorrow will have no shortage of ways to be a part of history.
Grooviest Obama-Fest:
La Fonda Boricua
169 E 106th St. (btwn Lex & 3rd)
One of Harlem's most famous Puerto Rican restaurants is serving up FREE Asopao de Pollo soup from 7am-10am. Expect delicious Afro-Caribbean/Latin jazz music all day along with happy hour specials.

Trendiest Obama-Fest:
10ak Presents: One of A Kind Change
453 W. 17th in Chelsea -- 10pm-??
DJ Nick Cohen and DJ Sinatra will be spinning the crowd into an champagne-induced Obama fever. Perhaps Obama-mania will loosen up the door policy for one night only.

Tastiest Obama-Fest:
2 Harrison St. in Tribeca
Tribeca's elegant Chanterelle is broadcasting the inauguration and offering a symbolic $44 (tax and tip included) lunch. The three-course repast includes bourbon butternut squash soup, chicken pot pie with wild mushrooms and lobster salad, and applewood-smoked bacon "LBLT." Forty-Four fervor: Employees Only's mixologists contributed the effervescent Yes We Can, concocted with prosecco, orange bitters and kumquat liquor. (from Metro Mix)

Most Unseasonal Obama-Fest:
The General Greene
229 Dekalb Ave. Ft. Greene Brooklyn

This Fort Greene hangout feature a very presidential...luau. Major props to owner Nicholas Morgenstern! The Hawaiian-themed $20.09 meal deal includes crisp suckling pig, sweet potato mash, grilled pineapple and coconut-banana cream pie. Forty-Four fervor: Afterward, head down Dekalb Avenue to bistro Chez Oskar for $5 cocktails including Dirty Democrats, Rotten Republicans and Yes-we-can-ohitos. (from Metro Mix)

Check out these sites for full listings of all the city's festivities:

Harlem OneStop: Obama-Mania!

MetroMix New York: Obamapalooza

Restaurant Girl: Inauguration in NYC

MurphGuide: Inaguration Day Parties


Giancarlo & Emily said...

This is awesome! I'm so sad to not be in NYC this week!

Chris said...

You never said where you're going/what you're doing??

You "tagged" me for Thanksgiving last year and to say I've been lazy w/ my blog is an understatement. The new year has brought me better diligence so I'll respond to your tag, I promise.

Hope you're liking NYC. I was just there for the holidays...