After you've , take advantage of the long weekend and fill up on favorite all-American grub at local restaurants and bars. Or, camp out at one of the destination locales listed farther below.
Here is our list of how to Eat Your Way Through Memorial Day Weekend:
Down Some Dogs and Draft Beers at Neighborhood Boites
Is there anything more summery than food fresh off the grill? If you don't own your own Weber or have a patio on which to set ingredients aflame, celebrate at one of the casual eateries with outdoor beer gardens like , where hot dogs and pulled-pork sammies reign supreme, or , to trip out to vegetarian treats such as porcini-mushroom sausages or artichoke salad.
Sit Riverside at One of the Concessionaires at Pier 6
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 11:00 a.m. to 7/10:00 p.m. depending upon the vendor.
Breath in the breeze off the water while tucking into dishes from one of the various kiosks and open-air cafes set up along , such as Italian ice from or a brat from Bark Hot Dogs at Pier 6. If you're willing to walk a bit further, and operate stalls at Pier 1. Bonus: The Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar is still relatively uncrowded.
Food Truck Rally at Grand Army Plaza
Sunday, May 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pick up some artisanal eats from one of the various trucks that will be parked inside the circle at the entrance to , including Andy's Italian Ices, Big D's Grub, Coolhaus, Frites'N'Meats, Kelvin Natural Slush Co., Kimchi Taco Truck, Luke's Lobster and more. Then, find yourself a patch of green and soak up the (hopefully) sunny skies.
5 Boro PicNYC on Governors Island
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ride the Water Taxi over to Governors Island and kick off the summer season with superior vendors such as Luke’s Lobster and , plus craft beer from Sixpoint. A sausage pavilion will host a grilled cheese cook-off as well as live music.