With the holiday weekend upon us, we’re just moments away from packing it in early. Fear not, Grub Street will be back on Tuesday. Until then here’s a couple things to keep in mind for the July 4th weekend.
• Pit mistress extraordinaire Erin O’Shea and the rest of the Percy Street crew are pulling out all the stops this weekend. Tomorrow they will debut their new all-day menu and host Cowboy Karaoke. On Sunday they’ll be celebrating Independence Day with - what else? - barbecue and a live bluegrass band. On Monday they will whoop it up again for what they’re calling Watermelon Day, which will feature two types of watermelon beer and complimentary spiked and non-spiked watermelon.
• Bistro St Tropez offers one of the most unique perspectives for watching fireworks on Sunday night from its huge picture window overlooking the Art Museum. Chef Patrice Rames will open the restaurant at 5:30 and offer an a la carte menu as well as cocktails and appetizers at the bar.
• Varga Bar gets patriotic on the 4th by pouring Yards Ales of the Revolution. Drink specials, games and prizes begin at 9 p.m.
• Frog Burger will turn out burgers and beers until 11 p.m. on Sunday to accommodate the hungry and thirsty masses coming out for the Roots, Goo Goo Dolls and fireworks on the Parkway.