Around Town - Free Burgers for a year, menus for the high holidays and more!

September 10, 2020, 6:03.59 pm ET  

Photo: Black Tap                                                                                            

Black Tap is going big this National Cheeseburger Day by offering customers a chance to get free burgers and Heinz ketchup for a year! After giving away thousands of free burgers last year, Black Tap is continuing the celebration with a special prize wheel. On September 18, customers can visit Black Tap’s National Cheeseburger Day website, select their location, and take a virtual spin, and redeem their prize. The spinner will include five potential prizes including: $2 off any order, Free Soft Drink, Free Fries, BOGO All-American Burger, and one free All-American Burger. All participants will be entered to win the Grand Prize of Free Burgers for a Year* and a custom Heinz Ketchup swag bag featuring a case of ketchup and other must-have goodies from the world’s most iconic ketchup brand. Black Tap will select a Grand Prize winner for each participating location.

Photo: Black Seed Bagels                                                                                

Bagels and a schmear for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur?  Black Seed Bagels unveiling its offerings for the the 2020 high holidays. There are a variety of platters and packages, with an option for everyone - whether it be smoked fish, an assortment of veggie toppings or salads galore - with a variety of sizes to suit any (responsible, social distanced!) gathering, from 4 people to 18. New to the menu this year are specialty items baked in-house by Black Seed’s culinary team. These items include sweet and savory blintzes, sweet and savory boreka, and a decadent knish with whipped potatoes, garlic confit, cheese curds and aged cheddar. Thera are plenty of baked goods, too, including chef Dianna's special apple honey bialys. Local pick-up and delivery in NYC are available. Deadline to order for Rosh Hashanah is Wednesday 9/16 at 3pm. The deadline to order for Yom Kippur is Friday 9/25 at 3pm. Those outside of NYC can order bagels, cream cheese, and lox platters via Goldbelly

Katz’s Deli’s, which recently launched a delivery service, is offering FREE delivery for a limited time using the code SINCE1888 (limited to 42nd Street and below in NYC). In anticipation of Rosh Hashanah starting on Friday, September 18 , Katz’s also just released its High Holiday Menu including a Rosh Hashanah Complete Dinner including Matzoh Ball Soup, Chopped Liver, Hand Carved Pastrami, and Honey Cake.

Smoke Jazz Club in New York City is launcing a new streaming service called Smoke Screens delivering its intimate stage to audiences around the world. Upcoming shows include pianist Cyrus Chestnut (Sept. 11-12), trumpeter Eddie Henderson (Sept. 18-19) leading his quartet with fellow legends George Cables on piano and Mike Clark on drums, and drummer Joe Farnsworth (Sept. 25-26) celebrating the release of his new album on the Smoke Sessions label, Time To Swing, with special guest Wynton Marsalis.

Smorgasburg returns to Prospect Park for three weekends in September with Smorg To Go. It can be found at LeFrak Center, Lakeside. Order online and pick-up your food with no contact required. Please remember to wear your mask when dropping by. (Dates: 9/12 + 9/13; 9/19 + 9/20; 9/26 + 9/27 from 11:30am-8pm)

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (the largest soup kitchen in NY state) will be hosting their 8th Annual Farm to Tray event (virtually) on Thursday, September 24. Since January 2020, Holy Apostles has served over half a million meals, surpassing its projections for the entirety of 2020 and setting a new record for annual meals served throughout its 38-year history. Farm to Tray has raised vital funds needed to improve the lives of New Yorkers. This year's event will feature virtual programming, including a mixology demo presented by Whole Foods Market, a performance from the band at Avenues: The World School, and culinary tips from pastry chef Caroline Schiff (Gage & Tollner) and chef Robert Austin Cho (Kimchi Smoke), as well as a collection of videos that demonstrate how the soup kitchen is dealing with adversity amidst the pandemic. Visit or text “FARMTOTRAY” to 44321 to make a donation (any amount) and automatically register. To register for free visit 


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