Calexico, the Cali-Mexican style cult favorite with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, will grill their mark on the classic American backyard BBQ for the Fourth of July weekend with: Sonora Dogs – Not your average hotdog, this one comes wrapped in bacon and topped with guacamole and Calexico’s infamous chipotle “crack” sauce, so good it’s addictive. Molé Burgers – 8oz cheeseburgers made hotter with the addition of a smoky molé sauce. Red, White, and Blue Frozen Margaritas – All weekend, Calexico will serve their famous frozen margaritas with cherry and blueberry swirls providing the essential red and blue.
Distilled (www.distillednyc.com) will be celebrating Independence Day with the Distilled Patriotic Package featuring classic American fare. Available throughout the day, the two person feast will include a crispy whole fried chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, watermelon salad and 2 Revolutionary Rum Punch cocktails for $60.
At Manhattan’s beloved neighborhood brasserie The Smith, a Fourth Of July cocktail special will be offered on the holiday: the Watermelon Cucumber Cooler ($13) with vodka, fresh watermelon juice, lime juice, mint, cucumber and agave.
At the brand new location of Hill Country Barbecue Market (www.hillcountrybk.com) in Downtown Brooklyn, guests can celebrate July 4th with an off-the-menu, special Porch Swing cocktail, made with gin, strawberry simple syrup and fresh lemon juice ($7). Keeping with the red, white and blue theme, diners can also order a special dessert for the holiday, the Blueberry Lemon Meringue Bar ($4.50). At Hill Country New York (www.hillcountryny.com), diners can also celebrate with the special dessert.
Red Rooster Harlem (310 Lenox Ave; www.redroosterharlem.com)
At Marcus Samuelsson’s acclaimed Red Rooster Harlem, the Fourth of July will bring a special menu of celebratory dishes, including Rio Wings with Rooster hot sauce and pickles; Copa Dog with shrimp salad; and the Big Bite Burger with Jarlsberg cheese and bacon.
The Meatball Shop (www.themeatballshop.com)
The Meatball Shop is celebrating this July 4th with a special deal on their Bucket O’ Balls. On July 4th and 5th, all five locations of The Meatball Shop will offer a bucket of 25 meatballs and sauce of your choice for $45, including a special BBQ Pork Meatballs with house made BBQ sauce.
Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Ave, 347-335-0446, www.maisonpremiere.com)
Maison Premiere will be hosting their annual 4th of July party opening at 12:00pm with oysters, drinks, chilled seafood, live music and holiday specials from chef Lisa Giffen. The full dinner menu will be available starting at 5pm, and Maison’s famous oyster happy hour will be back on Saturday, July 5th during weekend hours (11:00am – 1:00pm).