We may sound like we're compensating here, but one of the great things about living in a place where almost no-one has an outdoor space for grilling is how it gives rise to grand, bacchanalian communal barbecue events. Case in point: Returning this summer is the Finger on the Pulse music & BBQ series, with its inaugural installment going down at Williamsburg's Hope Lounge tonight.
The music will be great: peppy DJs like Lauren Flax (who's toured with Fischerspooner) will be on hand, and Finger on the Pulse are no slouch -- they just came off spinning for the Topshop launch party. But we're also going for the food: The eminently crushworthy Calexico taco truck is dispatching staff to grill up Cali-Mexican eats at a paltry $5 a plate. (It'll have to do until Calexico's brick-and-mortar restaurant finally opens in Red Hook later this summer.) And finally, have we mentioned Hope Lounge's glorious backyard (yes, even in this weather) and cherry margaritas?