This is the summer of the chic alfresco pop-up, at least judging by The Standard Plaza and the just opened Gilligan's, a new haunt operating in The Yard space a The SoHo Grand Hotel. The venue is run by Aussie restaurateurs Nick Hatsatouris and Lincoln Pilcher, who were behind Moby Dicks, a runaway hit in Montauk last year. Like the Standard Plaza, the joint will dish out pizzas (which you can scope below the jump)and guests can also order other affordable items from chalkboard menus.
Grub prices start at $11 at this beach-themed venue, which means you'll have plenty of money left over for boozin', which when camped out at these picnic tables is really the point (watermelon margarita, anyone?). The alfresco spot is open for walk ins starting at 4 PM during the week and for weekend brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM (310 W Broadway).