Remember summers when we were kids, the dreamy stretch of days from late June to early September that seemed to encapsulate entire lifetimes? Bikes were flipped, knees were scraped, the first inklings of mustaches began to sprout (or not), and it wasn’t uncommon for friends to come back to school after summer vacation completely physically transformed. And remember the cold realization a few years down the line that no, two months of guilt-free (and free) vacation every year is far from an inalienable right, and yes, you will be expected to work through the best time of the year to not be working? If you’re anything like most New Yorkers, you would probably love to take an extended vacay this summer, but simply don’t have the time.
If you’re on the hunt for authentic Vietnamese cuisine with flare, look no further than Saigon Shack in Greenwich Village. While this little gem on Macdougal Street might almost qualify as a “hole-in-the-wall”, the bustling atmosphere and lines trailing out the door at lunchtime hint at something a lot more exciting than the restaurant’s modest exterior might suggest. Long time New Yorkers have likely walked by for years without realizing they had just passed one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Manhattan.
There are some nice outdoor and indoor NYC events for Summer Lovers coming up soon. Here are some of my favorites. Some are brand new but you may recognize a few old favorites; many of them are family friendly and virtually all of them are accessible by public transportation.
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