Comedian Sandra Bernhard — who will storm the stage on Saturday during Harrah's Entertainment's Out In AC weekend, a three-day LGBT event in Atlantic City, N.J. — shared with us her NYC Faves.
“Aedes de Venustas (9 Christopher St., 212-206-8674) is an amazing perfume store where you can get an array of one-of-a kind scents, oils, incense. This is not a head shop. It is beautiful and amazing for holiday gifts.”
“Bar Pitti (268 Sixth Ave., 212-982-3300) for the best Italian. You can sit outside on Sixth Avenue and watch the world unfold, New York-style.”
"Billy's Bakery (184 Ninth Ave., 212-647-9956) on Ninth Avenue has moist cupcakes and other delicious treats."
“For raw food and fresh young coconut water, I go to Bonobos (18 E. 23rd St., 212-505-1200).”
“The best Thai in New York is Galanga (136 Ninth Ave., 212-675-3330) on Ninth Avenue. Fresh, clean, great lunch specials.”
“Cookshop (156 Tenth Ave., 212-924-4440) is my neighborhood cafeteria. It just happens to have locally sourced produce and sustainable fish, as opposed to a hot turkey special.” l
“A walk down The High Line (Gansevoort to 34th sts., btwn 10th and 11th aves.) is meditative and calming, especially in the off hours during the week. As the seasons change and you can observe nature evolving, here in New York every leaf and blade of grass is a welcome respite.”
“Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St., 212-967-7555) is the perfect spot for cutting-edge performance. Justin Bond is a regular, and I never miss him. Oddly, I will be performing there Dec. 29 through Jan. 1. It’s become my New Year’s Eve tradition — a year-end wrap-up and a celebration of the new.”
“rag & bone (104 Christopher St., 212-727-2990) is great for classic looks done with a smart twist. Chic, sexy and clean.”