Let's be Franc: Does it get any better than berets, petanque and Lillet?
On Sunday, Bar Tabac hosted its annual Bastille Day celebration, corralling the streets from Bergen to Pacific to make way for a hot summer day of endless petanque and dancing. Festival-goers were treated to Lillet and other boozy cocktails from Bar Tabac, and plus snacks from a bevy of Smith Street eateries. Apartment 138's sweet Italian sausage dogs, however, were as ubiquitous as the festive white-and-blue-trimmed Ricard hats.
The main attraction, petanque boules, stretched along sand-covered Smith Street, where more than 80 teams duked it out. Live music pulsated from the tiny indoor dining space of Bar Tabac, and when things got too sweaty, folks escaped to quieter outskirts, where many set up lawn chairs and coolers, French wine flowed, and mini-games of petanque and foosball kept the festive spirit going.
(Hey, fun time people! Metromix NYC is trying to meet one million people this summer. If you see yourself in one of these photos, let us know…and you could join us at an end-of-the-summer party! Details coming soon)