Downtown TripPicks: Jan. 22 – Jan. 29


Trip by Skyscanner is an innovative planning tool that tailors recommendations for places to stay, eat and play to your specific tastes. It also allows you to share your great experiences with people who have the same interests as you; people in your “tribes.” Trip by Skyscanner’s TripPicks This Week feature empowers you to discover and take advantage of great events, openings and exhibits throughout the city each week.

Here are some exciting events and sites to check out this week in Downtown New York, courtesy of Trip by Skyscanner. Visit the Trip by Skyscanner website or download the app for more upcoming events.


New Dog-Friendly Cafe

On the internet and elsewhere, cats get a lot of love. If you ask us, however, felines can never rival the cuteness and loyalty of dogs. Boris and Horton is the new dog-friendly cafe/retail shop that welcomes canines and their owners to hang out with a cup of coffee and a doggie treat or do a little shopping together.  

Boris and Horton (East Village)
Check website for hours


NYC Restaurant Week

Restaurant week gives New Yorkers and visitors a chance to dine at restaurants that would normally be reserved for very special occasions. With lunch and dinner deals this sweet, every day is going to be a celebration. 3-course lunch $29/dinner $42.

Check website for participating restaurants
Monday, Jan. 22-Friday, Feb. 9


Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is not for the faint of heart. The organizers searched high and low to bring New Yorkers the best Southern pitmasters, brewers and distillers. With unlimited samplings of booze and pork, music and eating contest, you’ll want to get these tickets ASAP. $99

The Waterfront (Chelsea)
Saturday, Jan. 27 (check website for entry time)


Ramen Sessions

Staying warm this winter just got easier! Come Monday, Chef de Cuisine Neil Ross and chef Tim Durkos of Tertulia will team up to create signature ramen dishes paired with smoky, wood-fired accompaniments… You’ll be peeling off those layers in no time.

Tertulia (Greenwich Village)
Monday, Jan. 29 from 10:30pm2am


Fivestory Sample Sale

Luxury retailer Fivestory’s off-site sale is heaven on earth for those longing to buy threads (and accessories) from the likes of Balmain, Thakoon, Creatures of the Wind, Chalayan, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Cushnie et Ochs at 80% off!

260 Sample (SoHo)
Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 9am-8pm; Wednesday, Jan. 24-Saturday, Jan. 27 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, Jan. 28 from 11am-4pm