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LABOR DAY STAYCATION in New York City

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Celebrate the final sweet days of summer and have a NYC "Staycation." We have suggestions that include great food and drink along with destinations that are sure to please. Check out our top choices.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

The stylish restaurant in the heart of Midtown on 6th Avenue has an "off menu" item that you will absolutely savor. Executive Chef Brian Christman has created a personal favorite dish, "Lobster, Goat Cheese and Chive Tortelloni." The housemade tortellonis are tossed in a delicate brandy cream sauce and topped with whole chunks of succulent Maine lobster, crumbled goat cheese and minced chives. The dish is a perfect table share. Pair it with "Larry's Lemonade," the wildly popular "VIP" cocktail or sip a glass of rosé on Del Frisco's outdoor patio and take in the sites and the sounds of the city. Visit: https://delfriscos.com/steakhouse/new-york.

Surf City in Jersey City

Now through September 18th, Surf City, the megabar and restaurant with gorgeous waterfront views, will be offering up ten Paella dishes like Buffalo Chicken Paella, Fisherman Paella and Arroz con Leche Paella. Pair any of these dishes with their $25 pitchers of Sangria in five different varieties. It's the perfect place to go with friends and family to enjoy the dish of the summer before the season ends. At Surf City there is unlimited free parking and no cover for guests and can be easily reached by Light Rail, the PATH train or boat. Surf City is located at 11 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ. Visit: http://www.surfcitybar.com.

Planet Bordeaux and your Labor Day Toast

We like La Fleur de Francois Rose Brut, Cremant de Bordeaux NV. The pale pink color, and light bubbles make it an especially pleasing summer sip. 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this wine has a fruity nose with apple aromas mixed with hints of spice. It is also excellent as an aperitif or with your favorite dessert. Pick up a bottle for yourself and one for gifting when you visit friends and family this Labor Day weekend. For more information on Bordeaux Wines and for tasting tips by renowned sommelier, Michael Madrigale, visit: http://usa.planet-bordeaux.com/.

Brunch at Gallows Green

Usher in the holiday weekend at Gallows Green, the rooftop garden restaurant atop the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. The delicious two hour brunch buffet has a salad station, hot station, delightful baked goods and so much more. Your meal includes a Mimosa. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday. Visit: http://m.mckittrickhotel.com/gallowgreen/.

Spirit Cruises

Soak in the last of the summer sunshine with unbeatable views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade while cruising on the city's favorite floating lounge, Spirit of New York. Featuring games like life-size jenga, foosball and shuffleboard on the rooftop deck, live DJ entertainment, freshly prepared seasonal cuisine and signature cocktails, it's the ultimate Labor Day Weekend staycation activity. Prices start at $52.90 per person with brunch, lunch and dinner cruise options. Visit: http://www.spiritcruises.com/.

Visit Del Frisco's Grille New York

The Grille is offering 30% off select bottles of wine this Labor Day weekend. Known for an approachable, yet award-winning wine list featuring over 200 vintages and an enticing selection of 50 bottles under $50, they boast varietals that perfectly pair perfectly with the many fun and sharable plates that fill the menu. Visit: https://delfriscosgrille.com/new-york.

Duran Sandwiches

Stop by Duran Sandwiches in the Flatiron and take out some of their specialty gourmet sandwiches for a perfect picnic lunch or dinner and head favorite local park. This is a summer excursion idea for everyone. Order something for the kids and stop by the playground or the zoo. There's nothing like the great outdoors and delicious food to top off your summer. Visit: http://www.duransandwiches.com/.

Refinery Rooftop to Celebrate and Relax

Labor Day in the city would not be complete without a visit to one of our favorite rooftop bars for views and booze. Refinery Rooftop in Midtown at the top of the Refinery Hotel offers small bites, artisanal cocktails and a great selection of beer and wines. Relax and refresh while you gaze out over Midtown and the iconic Empire State Building. Visit: http://www.refineryhotelnewyork.com/refinery-rooftop.

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