It’s time to forget about subways and affordable housing, the weekend is here. With that in mind comes word from the LIC Partnership that there’s a new restaurant on Jackson Avenue called Mr. Nilsson. Ok, it’s not really a completely new restaurant. In quickly googling the address, I noticed that it was the same one as ‘Sage General Store.’ So I gave them a call and spoke to the owner, Leslie Nilsson. She told me that they renovated the location over MLK weekend, and that Mr. Nilsson is a restaurant within a restaurant and will serve a completely separate menu for dinner than the one served during the day at Sage General. In fact, there will be new chefs for dinner, who according to the restaurant’s website, had previously cooked at Eleven Madison and Momofuku. Ooh fancy, I better bring my bib.
As if that wasn’t enough to get you fired up, this Saturday at The Local Hostel from 7-10pm is Queens Brewers Night. Big Alice, Finback, Rockaway, Singlecut and Transmitter Breweries will be serving up their latest brews for one night only. Enjoy live music from local bands Fairways, Hips & Brows, and Fuxida.
Finally, because good news comes in threes, we’re throwing in a special annual event this weekend at the Bohemian Beer Hall called Porkfest:
“Masopust” (porkfest) is an age long Bohemian and Moravian tradition going back all the way to the 13th century. These three days are filled with excessive eating, drinking, and dancing as it is believed that if a person ate and drank a great amount during these festive days, good health would accompany them for the entire year.
As if I needed an incentive to overindulge!
Mr. Nilsson Website– it’s only 5pm and the menu’s getting me hungry!
Queens Brewers Night Saturday Feb. 7 – get your beer straight from the cow. Here’s the detes and where to buy tickets
Porkfest Weekend – traditional Czech & Slovak Pork Fest menu, mm-mm!
Art in Money Prison – all about the new $70 million art storage warehouse adjacent to the Queensboro Bridge. It’s like a Metropolitan Museum where no one can enter
PS1 Names Winner of Summer Architecture Competition – learn the weird installation you’ll be staring at during warm-ups
Emerging Artist Award Coming to Queens – a little more accessible than the warehouse
QEDC’s Entrepreneur Space Celebrates Fourth Birthday – and yes, there was cake
Doormen Claim They Were Fired From LIC Building for Union Organizing – Packard Square
Penthouse Unit Sells Just Under Ask at Ten 63 – $2.1 mil v. 2.25