Good morning and happy Thursday. I’m slightly delicate this morning after attending my first party in over a year — and an emotional reunion with my favorite bar!
From today, you have a new choice of drinks and dinner on the Hudson from Pier 81. The North River Lobster Company has a new sister ship, La Barca Cantina, where you can enjoy the sunset with tacos and tequila. What’s not to like?
We all have one friend who always asks “is this gluten-free?” Nowadays, restaurants have options for all dietary restrictions. Places that once seemed impossible to be gluten-free now have full menus of every food you can think of. The choices are endless! Whether it’s bread, desserts, burgers, and even alcohol, we’ve got you covered.
Broadway shows aren’t back until September but the theater world will soon have one of its mainstays open for business. The Drama Book Shop, a 104-year-old specialty store, is set to reopen on June 10 with the help of Lin-Manuel Miranda. More details here…
What we’ve been reading
As indoor dining comes back, why are restaurants still investing in outdoor setups? (Eater)
New York’s top doctor will keep wearing a mask indoors. (New York Post)
The city that never stops pedaling — Citi Bike numbers soar. (Gothamist)
The off-Broadway show “Lilies” became the first new play to perform in front of an indoor audience in New York. (Eyewitness News)
Billy Porter reveals he is living with HIV. (Hollywood Reporter)
Naty Michele spent quite a lot of time during her “quarantine days” hanging out on her Hell’s Kitchen fire escape. She posted a selection of pictures yesterday on Instagram, saying: “I still don’t know how I would have gotten through all those months without this little space to create.”