Seen & Heard: Curbside market at the Palm

Palm is offering groceries to go, including seafood, meats, steak kids and old fashion kids. You can see the menu here and order from the Waitr app here.

The staff at AQUA, at 78 Franklin, has created a GoFundMe page to help employees and keep AQUA open. Without it, they may not be able to reopen. From Esther: “This month of April marks our 7th year anniversary since our opening in 2013 and I speak on behalf of myself and my teammates when I say how proud we are of what we’ve accomplished. In seven years of business, we have built an incredible community of kind-hearted humans who share the same care and respect for others and for our planet and for our sacred water.” And an update from this week: the team learned that the NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program that they applied for has been discontinued for now due to the overwhelming amount of applications. They have two other loan applications pending with the SBA.

The folks at Grand Banks, which was scheduled to open this week, put together a Spotify playlist of reggae covers of some of their favorite songs, and paired with a custom GB cocktail, it may work some weekend magic (of course it will go down smoother if the temp goes above 50). And here’s what they call the Permanent Vacation (and there’s an accompanying T-shirt here):

Combine the following in a shaker tin:
½ oz. Coconut milk
½ oz. Coconut cream
½ oz. Orange juice
2 oz. Pineapple juice
½ oz. Tepache (optional)
1 oz. White Rum
½ oz. Aged Rum
Add a few large ice cubes and shake until slightly chilled. Strain into a beer glass, then add crushed ice until the glass is nearly full.
Top with a float of ¼ oz. blue Curacao and garnish with an orange half-moon, a maraschino cherry, and a light dusting of grated nutmeg.

Bortolami has created videos that they are calling Close Viewings, narrated by the artist. It’s the next best thing to a private tour. Above, Close Viewing: Barbara Kasten – Diptych II 84 where she discusses the work in the context of her overall practice. Featuring various materials such as corrugated plastic, mirror, and mylar awash in hyper-saturated complementary colors, Kasten’s vibrant Cibachrome diptych typifies the Postmodern aesthetic of the 1980s.