The brilliant frozen Negroni at Alta Linea. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
Hello there! Greetings from humid New York, where my hair is growing in volume by the hour. It’s also a bit wind-tossed and partied out from all the Pride festivities I hit this past weekend, my first New York Pride! The Drag March on Friday was beyond faaaaabulous, and moving too, my favorite part of the weekend. But Sunday night’s 718 Sessions boat party on the Hudson with Danny Krivit playing while (literally) cruising by the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline dotted with rainbow spires was pretty damn dreamy. Great bookends for the weekend, wow. I also got some beach time in on Saturday at Gunnison Beach, the most lively nude beach I have ever visited. What a scene! The East Coast just keeps on delivering mad flava, I tell ya.
In the spirit of Pride, I was also so happy to see two pieces I have been working on for Time Out USA go up this past week about the DJs and promoters around the US who are keeping the classic disco spirit alive at their fantastic parties, and their favorite classic disco tracks (with some great commentary from the DJs about why they love ‘em). If you’d like a hip-shakin’ soundtrack (and disco education!), you gotta listen through this piece. Thanks to everyone who helped me pull this one together!
Would you believe it’s my last week in my prize-winning apartment at the Ritz Plaza and my last day at Time Out New York is this Wednesday?! Where did the time go? So insane. No brakes on this thing!
I’m going to be staying at a friend’s place in Manhattan for a couple of weeks before flying to Italy on July 16th (can’t wait), and soaking in my last moments of warm New York nights, dance floors, pizza slices, and bagels. It’s also a good time to be eating all these cold noodle dishes. I’ll be back in San Francisco for the month of August before looking for a sublet and heading back out to New York for September and October. I’m gonna be bicoastal, baby! I need both SF and NYC in my life.
Speaking of bicoastal, take a peek at this fun piece I wrote for Caviar about my favorite pizzas I have tried on Caviar in New York and East Coast-style pizzas you can get delivered in SF. I’ve had much fun exploring the wild world of New York delivery out here, and I can’t believe I was able to order an entire pizza from the iconic Joe’s to my door. Like, whoa. And so dangerous. Heh heh. If you haven’t tried Caviar yet, use my code for $20 off your first two deliveries ($10 off each)! I know I have created many New York slice cravings for you SF readers, so hopefully this helps scratch the itch!
Okay, I have a lot of packing and storage to figure out, so it’s time for me to boogie. I’m taking the Fourth of July holiday off like the rest of you, so no tablehopper next week, and I will be back in your inboxes on July 12th, my last column before my Italian vacanze.
Enjoy the colored fog! (There’s actually a cute eyeglass donation petition about this.) I’m hoping to actually SEE fireworks this year. How novel.