In Case You Missed It: The Riddler is Coming to Gotham City and Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

As Labor Day Weekend comes to a close, we know you need something to look forward to now that summer is ending. Okay, yes we know with global warming we’re probably going to have another month of great weather but you’ve already put the white shoes and seersucker suits away so it’s just not the same. That’s why we thought a great way to kick of September would be to fill you in on an epic opening, a new large format feast, and free old fashioned merriment you might need wherever you are. Labor Day wouldn’t be Labor Day unless someone did a little work for you after all!

The Riddler Is Coming to NYC’s West Village

Though a batman themed wine bar sounds like the perfect place to break out a spandex suit in the real Gotham City, The Riddler is not inspired by the caped crusader. Instead, it’s a bad ass wine bar from Jen Pelka whose original location in San Francisco has been a runaway hit. This Riddler doesn’t try to complicate things with questions, it just makes things delicious with a list of over 100 Champagnes by the bottle - plus Miller High Life because #champagneofbeers. The Riddler will be located at the corner of Bank Street and West 4th street, so watch out for the cobblestones after leaving this place.

Pop Champagne. Pop…Corn! Trust The Riddler, it’s a pairing you’ll love without question (get it?) Photo Credit:  The Riddler/Facebook

Pop Champagne. Pop…Corn! Trust The Riddler, it’s a pairing you’ll love without question (get it?) Photo Credit: The Riddler/Facebook

Bobo Chicken Dinners at Momofuku Nishi

For anyone who claims chicken just isn’t that sexy of a main course, we strongly urge you to check out Momofuku Nishi’s new whole bobo chicken involtino dinner. The meal, ideal for two to four people, is highlighted by a whole bird seasoned in calabrian chili, white miso, caperberries, garlic confit, and lemon. The chicken is then deboned and stuffed with cured lemons and butter, which makes it REALLY tasty. We tried the head and don’t be squeamish - the skin is the BEST part. The $82 feast also comes with appetizers including chicken wings, chicken liver agnolotti, and giardiniera. They’ll even make you a chicken salad sandwich with the leftovers because this is a David Chang restaurant and he likes to encourage his staff to go the extra mile.

All the chicken heads be quiet at Momofuku Nishi. Photo Credit: Andrew Bezek.

All the chicken heads be quiet at Momofuku Nishi. Photo Credit: Andrew Bezek.

Billy Lyons