What to Eat (and Who to See) at Water Taxi Beach Governors Island

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Just in time for Memorial July 4 weekend, Water Taxi Beach informs us that Harry Hawk will be serving a bacon-wrapped hot dog at the new Governors Island location. And true to his love of obscure sodas, hes eschewing Dr Pepper ribs for RC Cola pork spareribs. What, Mr. Pibb didnt cut it? The beach soft-opens July 4 with a limited food-and-beverage program the grill fully opens July 11, and at the end of July the backstage caf will begin serving salads, wraps, and other items made with produce purchased from the islands sustainable farm. Take your first look at the menu and the performance schedule below. Highlights: Mos Def, Erykah Badu, a hip-hop karaoke barbecue, and Tragedy, a metal-band tribute to the Bee Gees.

Menu

Hot Dog $3

Hot Dogito $4

Hot Dog with Coney Sauce $5

Hot Dog with cheese and coney sauce $5

Bacon Dog $5

Fries $3

Coney sauce $1.50

Cheese $1

Motz burger $6 (rare, med, well)

Vegan Potato Salad $3

Cole slaw, $3

Made in Park Slope Sausages

Vodwawelska (Extra Lean Kielbasa) - 1/3 lb - $6

Wiejska (Grilling Kielbasa) - $5

Barowki - (Knockwurst) - 1/3 lb - $5

RC Cola Pork Spareribs $9 (with 1 side)

Whole Racks By the Pound $7.50

Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs $10 (with 1 side)

Local Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs (grass fed) $16 (with 1 side)

Watermelon $2

Sturbridge Cookies 2 for $4

Schedule

July 12, 4 p.m. - DJ khz
July 18, 2 p.m. - Wheel Up! w/ DJs DRM (Bastard Jazz) + Erik The Red (Giant Step)
July 19, 2 p.m. - Tragedy
July 25, 2 p.m. - The Beatards
July 26, 3 p.m. - Turntables on the Hudson
Aug 4, 8 p.m. - Erykah Badu
Aug 15, 2 p.m. - Hip-Hop Karaoke BBQ
Aug 18, 8 p.m. - B52s
Aug 23, 3 p.m. - Turntables on the Hudson
Sept. 6, 3 p.m. - Turntables on the Hudson.
Sept 12, 9:30 p.m. - Mos Def.
Sept. 26, 8 p.m. - Buckethead