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Around Town - New York City's weekly guide for food and fun!
November 19, 2020, 6:04.39 pm ET



With temperatures expected in the mid-sixties this weekend, Grand Banks is offering a limited post-season menu of oysters, lobster rolls and cocktails. Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more info visit

Photo: Alfie's Bar & Kitchen

Happy drinksgiving? Alfie's Bar & Kitchen ( 800 9th Avenue) is rolling out some fall cocktails, including the Autumn Shandy with Ginger and Apricot Liqueur, Lemon, Angostura Bitters, and Smashing Pumpkin Beer. There's also 24 rotating beers on tap. Heated outdoor and indoor seating is available.

Image: Nick Quijano, Mercado (Market), 2020

Fort Gansevroort is featuring an online exhibition, Memories of Puerto Rico, by artist Nick Quijano in collaboration with Puerto Rican author, filmmaker and DJ, Bobbito Garcia. Check it out online from November 19 to January 21, 2021.

Photos: Leyla

Turkish bistro Leyla (108 West 74th Street) is offering a Thanksgiving special called "Pumpkin Candy." It consists of roasted pumpkin with cinnamon, star anise and sugar, drizzled with tahini syrup and topped with shredded almonds. Sounds yummy!

Photo: Lotus + Cleaver Farm Roast Chicken

The folks behind Wayla and Kimika now have a new Chinese fast-casual concept at the JACX&CO Food Hall (28-07 Jackson Avenue) in Long Island City, called Lotus + Cleaver. Look for things like Heritage Pork Char Sui, Cascun Farms Rotisserie Chicken, Chilled Sweet Potato Noodles and Red Braised Beef.

Photo: Enzo's on the Go, Last Call Bar & Grill

And four eateries are joining the line-up at Bronx Little Italy. They include Avenue Gyro, Enzo's on the Go, Last Call Bar and Grill, and the re-opening of Roberto's Restaurant, just in time for the holidays.

Stay tuned for our next edition of Around Town!