Summer Eats: Lobster, Popsicles, Beer, and Soba

Sit back and enjoy the summer. And the Summer Issue. Photo: Kang Kim

Summer's here, and depending on where you're coming from, that might mean cold noodles, spiked Popsicles, or just the simple pleasure of sitting outside drinking cold beer. Or maybe a combination of all three. In this week's issue, Rob and Robin introduce Jean-Georges Vongerichten's latest effort, Matsugen, a soba-noodle restaurant in the space that was 66. In the annual Summer Guide, we find the city's new-wave Popsicles; learn all about selecting, cooking, and eating lobsters; and wash it all down at a new beer garden in Williamsburg.

Opening: Matsugen
Lobster Forensics
Beer Garden: Radegast Hall [NYM]