Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Noted: What has replaced dim sum

Trends piece on the Post today titled "AFTERNOON DELIGHT:

It's 2 o'clock, champagne is pouring and party people are queueing behind velvet ropes at Manhattan's hottest hotel bars. Did we mention it's 2 o'clock in the afternoon?

For New Yorkers, going out has always been a shell game in which they try to wine and dine where tourists and suburbanites aren't. Sometimes that means new, undiscovered venues and sometimes it means ever-changing weeknight parties. Now, for the time being anyway, New York's hippest are hiding in plain sight, smack-dab in the middle of Sunday afternoon, while the amateur set is hung over wherever it is they live.

"Sunday parties are taking the place of dim sum," says ballroom dancer Katherine Tarbox.

And THE No. 1 dim-sum replacement party spot?

The Penthouse at the Hotel on Rivington. "After church, hot models come here for bubbly in the hot tub."

For further reading:
Another backside (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

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