Are you one of the wretched thousands condemned to be stranded in Williamsburg this weekend, once the L kicks off its massive, Friday-Sunday shutdown (in between Brooklyn and Manhattan)? What will you do with only Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg, greenmarkets, dog parks, boutiques, the waterfront, and a staggering number of restaurants and bars to occupy you?
Devise numerous, inventive ways to work off that pesky $2.75 burning a hole in your pocket, of course, and local establishments like Cherry Izakaya are ready and willing to help.
The sultry Japanese small plates spot is offering an “L Train Round Trip Special” during its early and late happy hours (5:30pm-7pm and 11pm – midnight). Starting tonight and lasting through the end of the closures, locals can order up to two draft Sapporos, Hizo junmai sake glasses, or Cherry’s signature sangria for only $2.75 each—to cover the latest, inflated cost of a subway round trip.
So join Williamsburg’s other desolate captives for a sip of sake and a nibble of uni sashimi, whilst gazing wistfully out of Cherry’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and wondering what the rest of the world is up to on this sunny April weekend. Like this writer, whose Saturday and Sunday is bound to be much like any other Saturday and Sunday—stuck at the end of the D-line in Bath Beach, subsisting on bloomin’ onions from Outback Steakhouse, along with packets of Rite Aid’s store brand, two-for-$3 gummy bears.
138 N 8th Street, Williamsburg