June 21, 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Little Frog, 322 East 86th Street New York, NY 10028
An expert-led tour featuring food, drink, and conversation with local small business owners.
Here's how it works:
Meet at 5:30pm: Little Frog (322 East 86th Street) Begin the evening with a glass of a crisp summer rose at this neighborhood newcomer and meet the charming French bistro owner Francois Latapie.
6:15pm: Maz Mezcal (316 East 86th Street) “Mama Maria” will make you feel like part of the big, happy family that runs this Mexican restaurant - a Yorkville staple since 1972.
6:45pm-7:30pm: Swed Masters Workshop (214 East 82nd Street) Listen to the enthusiastic staff as they share the history of the company while revealing the secret compartments in the handcrafted pieces that are designed and made in Jerusalem.
Sutton Clocks (218 East 82nd Street) Explore this true hidden gem, owned by second-generation horologist Sebastian Law, filled with antique clocks and timepieces in various stages of repair.
Ebisu (351 East 82nd Street) Discover a colorful world filled with high quality Japanese toys, gadgets, and bento boxes in this store, named for the Japanese god of fishermen and fortune.
7:45pm: Miss Madeleine (400 East 82nd Street) Hear owner Gerald Hudeau's story of how he was finally able to bring his entire family to New York and open his own bakery.
8:00pm: Ryan’s Daughter (350 East 85th Street) Sip on a glass of wine or have a beer at this bar that has been serving drinks since Prohibition (when it was a German club), and listen to owners Mick and Jim tell stories about the neighborhood. In addition, enjoy the Manhattan Sideways exhibit of original photography hanging on the walls, showcasing many more of the side street businesses of the East 80s.