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Gage & Tollner in Downtown Brooklyn is hosting its first annual Beefsteak Dinner on Tuesday, February 21st in partnership with Brooklyn Brewery and George Dickel Tennessee Whisky. New York’s iconic Beefsteak Dinners date back to the mi-1800s. The event kicks off with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm. Tickets via Resy
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Kings Co Imperial in Williamsburg (20 Skillman Ave)is doing Dim Sum Sundays. Specialties include a Radish Cake with shrimp and lap cheung sausage; Crispy Rice Noodle Roll with long green pepper, scallion and Chinese celery; and Bok Coy Pearl Dumplings with black vinegar dipping sauce. Count us in!
Mollusca in the Meatpacking District is highlighting its brunch options. Executive Chef Christian Bonilla (formerly of Zuma, Clocktower, and Alta) is offering Scrambled Eggs with Uni and Black Caviar, A Brunch Burger with Duck Bacon; and Belgian Waffle with Popcorn Shrimp, along with spritzes and champagne.
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Chef Marc Forgione is doing brunch Italian style at One Fifth in Greenwich Village. Look for Soft Scramble Cacio e Pepe; Morty Egg & Cheese with mortadella and provolone on a sesame seed bun; Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with NYC honey and walnuts; and Custard Doughnuts with seasonal preserves
Photo: Wiggle Room/Jenna Murray
The Wiggle Room, the buzzy Disco-centric East Village Bar, is adding three new cocktails to the menu. Velvet Crop Top, a floral take on a Whiskey Sour; Pretty Ricky's Ceiling (on-tap),A tropical-leaning highball, and Field Snake is inspired by ‘blueberry pecan pie meets an Old-Fashioned’.
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Black Seed Bagels has opened its 10th location inside the iconic MetLife Building (200 Park Avenue) which can be entered directly from Grand Central Terminal via 45th Street escalators. Black Seed’s wood-fired Montreal-style bagels are made with the finest ingredients. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches available!
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At the Whitney, a new exhibit called Refigured, is taking a look at Digital Art and the technology’s impact on identities. The exhibit, which opens March 3rd, features the works of five leading artists. The exhibit examines the dynamic between digital and physical artworks and blurring boundaries between them.
On a sad note, beloved Little Italy cheese shop, Alleva Dairy, is closing its doors on March 5th. The cheese shop, believed to be the oldest in America, reportedly filed for Chapter 11 last September after struggling to pay its rent during the pandemic. It’s been a NYC institution for 130 years.
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Unregular Pizza made it into Good Morning America’s top five pizzas in America with their “Burrapizza Cafonata.” It’s made with a lemon dough, spicy honey, pepperoni and a whole burrata on each slice. Unfortunately they didn’t take home gold. That honor went to Wrecktangle Pizza in Minneapolis. But, Unregular Pizza is always a winner in our book! See the GMA video
Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town!
ALSO SEE THIS WEEK'S NYC RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Bad Roman (Columbus Circle)
Jac's on Bond (NoHo)
Brooklyn Winery (Williamsburg)
Duomo 51 (Midtown)
Wild Rabbit Coffee