Armory Show Eats
by Julie Besonen, 02/26/2014
Photo: Phil Kline
828 Eighth Ave., 212-399-4444, Midtown West, Manhattan
If you're taking the subway to the Armory Show, the closest stop is at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue (on the C, E). Right there is Thalia, a spacious, comfortable bar, lounge and restaurant saturated in red. Oysters lovers who come after 7pm will be especially pleased to find mollusks selling for $1 each until closing (11:30 or midnight, depending on the night). Happy hour (from 3 to 5:30pm every day save Saturday) is another bargain-priced time to come: drinks and bar snacks, like grilled chicken skewers, spring rolls and crispy calamari, are discounted. The fusion menu is an assortment of inventive sushi rolls, pizza, pasta and burgers, which means there's something for everyone, plus there are plenty of seating arrangements to accommodate large groups.