Some of our best memories — or lack thereof — stem from tequila.
In keeping with the trend, we’re amped for Mayahuel, the new Mexican bar and restaurant from the East 6th Street gang (Death & Co, The Bourgeois Pig).
We got the scoop from co-owner Phil Ward — and maybe a little too much free high-end mezcal.
No body shots made the cut (it’s tequila way too nice for that kind of behavior).
Mayahuel, 304 East 6th Street, between First and Second Avenues.
Music: Mariachi Vargas
Thirsty for more? Everyone from lonesome cowpokes to the local sheriff will be saddling up to the bar at Dutch Kills, a 19th-century-style saloon in the hinterlands of Long Island City. It’s finally opening tonight (9 p.m.!) with spirits, cocktails over hand-cut ice, and cold brews on tap — served from a large oak bar and totaled on a 1913 model cash register. Neighborhood fave Sage General Store provides the organic pub fare. Go on and mosey along. Dutch Kills, 27-24 Jackson Avenue, at Dutch Kills Street, Long Island City (718-383-2724).
Blind dating. Speed dating. Online dating. You’ve tried everything in your shameless quest to find the perfect man.
So you’ll totally relate to When in Rome. The new film stars Kristen Bell as an ambitious, relationship-challenged New Yorker who takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There she defiantly steals coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of the men who threw them in.
Her new suitors include a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett), and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, she’ll have to determine if it’s the work of the coins or the real thing.
Which is still easier than online dating.
When in Rome opens this Friday. Check local listings for showtimes.