How To BBQ With Islands And A Top Chef Chef

We’ve followed the New York x New York concert-and-something-else-not exactly-involving-music series pretty closely, because it has been pretty great. The list is a fun to rattle off: indie rock karaoke with Michael Showalter and of Montreal (and Paul Rudd, and Craig Wedren, and Stereogum reader G. Walker), a “bad art” auction with Zach Galifianakis and Band Of Horses, an eight-course vegan dinner in a dim sum joint in Chinatown with Man Man, indie rock trivia with Les Savy Fav and again Zach Galifianakis. There’s another around the corner, and once again we turn to the exciting world of indie rock-enhanced gastronomy: a full set of Islands, during an afternoon BBQ on the East River waterfront in Manhattan (at 23rd Street), Saturday 8/23 from 1-5PM.

The beer will be free from start to finish, there will be BBQ for purposes of eating and beer absorption, and if you’ve got cooking chops, you can enter a cook-off judged by Top Chef contestant CJ Jacobson for a $1000 cash prize (if it’s anything like the indie rock night, bring a bank teller to count all the singles). They’re calling it the Highbrow BBQ. Tickets are $25, which includes a 46-issue subscription to New York mag. You can buy them here. If you’d rather go for free, we’re gonna give away a pair of tickets each to two commenters on this thread. To be eligible, tell us which is your favorite Islands song, and which BBQ dish would perfectly accompany it. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email on 8/8, so you should probably leave your real email. Here’s a flier:

See ya there.

Tags: Islands, Top Chef