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Blue Smoke Caters Fourth of July; the Porch Opens on the Highline

Chelsea: Highpoint Bistro & Bar will celebrate their first anniversary on July 4th with a $29 clam bake this weekend from Saturday to Monday. For the big day on Monday, they’ll expand the specials, including a $30 bottomless steamed clams. [Grub Street]

Gramercy: Blue Smoke will cater your July 4th festivities with a takeout barbecue picnic package ($15.95 per person, ten-person minimum) that includes wings, a choice of brisket or ribs, macaroni and cheese or cornbread, and cupcakes. You can also order a $125 cupcake flag made of 140 mini red-white-and-blue cupcakes. [Grub Street]

Meatpacking District:: A 40-seat outdoor café actually on the Highline opened today, serving local wines and beers as well as regional, farm-driven sandwiches and snacks from Chelsea Market’s the Green Table. [Eater NY]

Midtown East: We all know it’s more fun drinking on a roof, and here’s a brand-new website dedicated to just that! Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel is their top-rated rooftop. [Eater NY]

Midtown West: Abitinos’s Pizzeria at 944 Eighth Avenue will be selling all their sandwiches for a reduced $2.99 on July 11, 18, and 25. [Midtown Lunch]

Upper West Side: Gazala’s will break in their very first liquor license this weekend, serving free sangria on Sunday and Monday. (The Hell’s Kitchen location is still booze free.) [Grub Street]
Cascabel Taqueria moved into its bigger space and will be open for business on Friday at 5 p.m. [My Upper West]

West Village: Take a behind-the-scenes look at Kin Shop’s family meal of carnitas tacos. Sorry, it’s just Thai on the menu. [Feast]

Blue Smoke Caters Fourth of July; the Porch Opens on the Highline