Around Town - El Truck Arrives, Drinksgiving, Immersive Van Gogh Yoga and more...

November 18, 2021, 9:11.06 am ET  

Photo: Julian Medina                                                                                 

Chef Julian Medina and Louis Skibar of the Toloache Group are launching El Truck, a new food truck that will be found in Midtown and Hell’s Kitchen Monday through Saturday. El Truck is the group’s first mobile restaurant serving tacos like the Birria (Braised Beef in Chiles with  Consomme); Chicharron Prensado (Pork Braised in Chile de Arbol Salsa); Taco de Pescado (Crispy Fish Taco with Slaw and Chipotle Crema); and the Dorados de Camaron y Pulpo (Crispy Taco with Shrimp, Octopus, and Charred Tomato Salsa), among others. Guests can also enjoy Churros con Cajeta to round out their meal. El Truck will be open starting Dec 1 for lunch from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 50th Street between 6th and 7thAvenues and for dinner and late night from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM at 52nd Street and 9th Avenue, Monday through Saturday. For more information, please visit

Photo: Noreetuh                                                            

noreetuh, the Michelin-recognized modern Hawaiian restaurant with influences from Asia and the Pacific, has reimagined their signature Musubi using a vegan meat substitute, called OmniPork. Chef/Co-Owner Chung Chow (Bouchon, Per Se, Lincoln Restaurant) is collaborating with OmniFoods to replace SPAM with a new vegan, healthier option without sacrificing flavor. Dishes include Vegan SPAM Musubi and Chow Noodles with OmniPork Strips, black beans and szechuan chili. For more information, visit

Photo: No Strings Attached/Wagyu Stuffed Shells                                                  

No Strings Attached Noodle Bar in Williamsburg is offering an alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Highlights include Seasonal Gyoza- house-made gyoza filled with pork, cabbage, and scallion, served with house-made spicy peanut butter sauce; Miso Honey Burrata-buffalo burrata, miso-honey vinaigrette, charred grape tomatoes, toast sticks and basil; and American Wagyu Harvest Stuffed Shells-with Washugyu and harvest succotash over pumpkin puree. For Thanksgiving all entrees are available in party size which will serve up to 4 guests from 5-9pm. For more information, visit 

Photo: Loreley Beer Garden                                                                                           

Dubbed Drinksgiving, the day before Thanksgiving is a popular one for going out to local bars. Falling on November 24th this year, it also marks the start of Loreley Restaurant & Beer Garden’s Winter Wonderland season with festive holiday décor throughout and outdoor heated beer garden – Manhattan’s largest – plus a new drinks menu that will feature Bourbon Hot Chocolate, Spiked Eggnog and more. To kick off the holiday season, on 11/24 Loreley will offer an all-night happy hour with $2 off holiday cocktails, $2 off select beers on drafts & select wines by the glass, and $25 select wine bottles. For more information, visit 

Photo: Limani                                                                                                 

With the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting on December 1st, Limani New York, located at 45 Rockefeller Plaza, is providing a bird’s–eye view of the Christmas Tree for outdoor diners enjoying individual heaters and spacious seating. With a beautiful lighting display and holiday spirits high, the restaurant’s outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy some holiday season people watching and afterwards, some window shopping at the iconic Saks Fifth Avenue or nearby FAO Schwarz. For more information, visit

Photo: Speakeasy                                                                              

SPEAKEASY, the Burlesque Show at Bond 45 is returning due to popular demand after a sold-out summer engagement. The show is available Fridays and Saturdays now through 12/22. Produced/created by award-winning Broadway director Holly-Anne Devlin, SPEAKEASY is an all-in-one immersive mixology experience that combines the worlds of burlesque, cirque, illusionists, contortionists, and musical theater with a decadent cocktail, dining, and nightclub experience. The show is 1 hour, 15 minutes. Starting at $85 for General Admission, this includes the live performance, 5-cocktail flights, and an appetizer. For more information visit 


It’s that time of year again, Santacon is coming to town. The holiday event for those that are naughty and nice kicks off this year on December 11, 2021. The exact location and Santa’s welcoming “red carpet” venues will be announced the week before Santacon. Stay tuned! For more information visit 


SCHTICK A POLE IN IT, NYC’s only comedy and pole dancing show, has announced new performance dates (11/27/2021 – 1/22/2022) for its open-ended run at Drom (85 Avenue A) in the East Village. Hailed as one of the city’s “Top 5 Comedy Shows to Catch” by The NY Times, SCHTICK A POLE IN IT is an entertainment mashup you will literally not find anywhere else. Combining the aerial artistry of the city’s best pole dancers with the comic chops of its funniest stand-ups, SCHTICK is an evening of sexy, hilarious, eye-popping, jaw-dropping fun. Hosted by comedy power couple Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross, every month’s show features a different music theme from Cardi B to Frank Sinatra. For more information visit

Photo: Immersive Van Gogh                                                                         

Immersive Van Gogh New York exhibition is partnering with Lifeway Foods to offer Lifeway Kefir Immersive Yoga. People of all fitness levels are welcome to enroll in the 35-minute flow yoga class. All classes take place within the multi-sensory and all-encompassing Immersive Van Gogh experience. The yoga classes are led by local certified yoga instructors and will take place at Pier 36 (299 South St.) choreographed in harmony with the music, sounds, light and moving images from Van Gogh’s vast catalogue of masterpieces. After the 35-minute class, participants are invited to stay and experience the art around them one more time for the final 25 minutes. Classes are scheduled for Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Capacity is limited in keeping with New York COVID-19 protocols. Admission is $54.99 per person/per class. Guests should arrive dressed for classes and bring their own yoga mats. To reserve a spot, visit 

Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town! 

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