This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
1) Midtown: This week on Super Bowl Boulevard (aka Broadway between 36th and 47th streets): While the kids wait in the two-plus-hour-line to ride the 180-foot tobaggan and you grow weary of the blue and red Pepsi-sponsored scenery and find yourself frazzled by the hubbub and honking that is general Midtown made worse by the closing of one of Manhattan's arterial roadways, sneak away to any one of these nine Midtown dining spots to which Eater's Robert Sietsema gives the (local) stamp of approval.
2) Gowanus: Brooklyn's first shuffleboard bar is just a week or so away from opening. The warmly-named Royal Palms Shuffleboard Court at 514 Union Street will likely incite the biggest excuse for drink-play buffoonery since the re-popularization of bowling.
3) West Village: Hudson Street comfort food stronghold Cowgirl is reportedly struggling to make rent after yet another hike. The 519 Hudson Street occupant now pays $40,000 a month. Restaurant manager Michelle Wakefield told DNAinfo that the beloved joint is going nowhere. Parent's and teachers from nearby P.S. 3 have been urging the community to support the restaurant.
4) Soho: Ferran Adrià, the brilliantly eccentric mind behind Spain's now-shuttered world-class dinning experience elBulli, is being honored at the Drawing Center with an exhibition called "Notes on Creativity". It will showcase Adrià's illustrated history of cooking and drawings of dish mock-up alongside much more.
· EaterNY [ny.eater]