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Weekend Recap: May 27-30 2011

2011 May 31

Mother Nature was pretty good to us this Memorial Day weekend, and it’s officially summertime in New York City. There’s still a rowdy family cookout taking place outside my building late Monday night as I write this, so I think it’s safe to say everyone’s taking advantage.

We had a couple of friends from Boston staying with us this weekend so we did our best to show them a good time, bringing them to all our favorite spots and even a couple of new spots. Sunday afternoon was spent at a friend’s birthday barbecue in the West Village, complete with watermelon margaritas and rooftop views, and today I saw our friends off before heading into Midtown to help Joe a little bit with setting up the theater for the show next weekend.

How did you spend your long weekend?

My neighborhood was temporarily transformed to a 1960’s street while they filmed a chase scene for Men in Black 3. Classic cars and old posters lined the streets and we watched some filming from a bar nearby late Friday night.

Joe chills out on the patio at The Diamond in Greenpoint

Some tasty bourbon at Dram in South Williamsburg (one of those fancy places where they give you one giant ball of ice instead of cubes!)

A quintessential American meal: Coors Light, fried chicken, mac and cheese, and a biscuit.

It wouldn’t be a trip to Pies n Thighs without pie for dessert–this one is peanut butter chocolate crunch.

Our Saturday night got pretty intense during a game of Trivial Pursuit: Book Lover’s Edition. I’m pretty sure we were all even at the end….

I made some black bean and corn salsa for the barbecue on Sunday

A view from the roof in the West Village

Ending the weekend with a hot fudge sundae at Farmacy. Come back again soon,  lovely summer weekend!

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  1. May 31, 2011

    looks like a beautiful weekend. and how exciting about the film crew dressing up the street! or maybe you don’t think that’s exciting if you live in new york… I think it sounds cool!

  2. Andrew permalink
    June 1, 2011

    You know, looking at this picture I’m suddenly realizing that Book Lovers’ Trivial Pursuit only has four game pieces when normal Trivial Pursuit has six. What’s that about? Are they implying that book nerds have fewer friends than everyone else?

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