Bites at Brookfield Place

Here’s where to fuel up before getting lowdown at the Hudson Music Fest

Headlined by iconic hip-hoppers, The Roots, and Southern rockers, Drive By Truckers, The Lowdown Hudson Music Festival returns to Brookfield Place Waterfront Plaza on July 12 and 13. The doors open at five o’clock with opening acts Antibalas (7/12), Rayland Baxter and Valerie June (7/13) kicking things off at six.

Before getting lowdown though, here are four of the top places to fuel up at Brookfield Place.

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With happy hour starting at four o’clock every day, you’ll have two hours to enjoy Blue Ribbon’s $5 handrolls, 2 for $7 Ashai beer and 2 for $9 small sake.

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
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If the theme of the evening is getting low, what better way to do that than with down-home goodness influenced by Texas and the Carolinas? The food is steeped in tradition but given new life, not unlike Brookfield Place itself.


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Parm has received two stars from The New York Times and was named as one of the 101 Best Places to Eat in North America by Newsweek. Come in at five o’clock before the shows sip on drink specials from their critically-acclaimed cocktail list.

P.J. Clark’s 

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Pro tip: get the burger. If you have time, come early to get a seat outside and order a round or two. We all know a few cold ones is the best way to loosen up to get really lowdown with The Roots.