Lay It On The Highline
Your essential itinerary for outdoor revelry
Gentlemen: summer approaches, like a beautiful woman half a block away you’re trying to make eye contact with. So it’s about time to take this show outdoors. And what better place to do it than the Highline, where a few recent additions will help you carry an afternoon date right into the evening. No jacket required.
Meat wizard Dan Delaney, he of the traveling BrisketLabs and Williamsburg eatery BrisketTown, now has seasonal Highline digs at 15th Street, where you can order a Deckle — one heaping handful of smoky, fatty goodness alongside crisp raw onion and tangy house-made pickles on a perfectly toasted roll. No sauce, no BS. Just the best sandwich you’ll have all summer.
After retrieving your sandwich, turn around. See that big black shipping container? That’s a wine bar. Specifically Terroir on the Porch, the open-air outpost of Marco Canora’s irreverent vino empire, opening May 3rd. Grab a robust red like a Malbec or Cab Franc – something that’ll stand up to that sandwich – and enjoy your meal al fresco with great views of the Hudson.
Once satiated, bid the patio adieu and stroll south – just off the Highline’s southernmost entrance you’ll see a massive white circus tent. Contained within: a limited engagement of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the zany, critically acclaimed “electropop opera” based on War and Peace. Immersive dinner theater in the vein of Sleep No More, it’s part Russian supper club and part party, with characters deftly weaving through the tables as they sing, dance and consume copious amounts of vodka.
Feel free to join them.