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Around Town - Smash Burger Pop-Up, Free Black Seed Sandwiches, Taste of Sunnyside & more
September 20, 2023, 6:14.40 pm ET



Wollensky’s Grill will be hosting a smash burger pop-up on September 26th with The Gotham Burger Social Club. The grilling will take place outside on 49th Street starting at 4pm on a first-come, first served basis. Martinis and Old Fashioned will also be available outside.

Photo: Max Flatow

On Thursday 9/28 from 8pm to 11pm, Black Seed Bagels and Campo Grande, purveyors of premium Spanish Ibêrico pork, are teaming up to give away decadent egg & cheese bagel sandwiches topped with jamón Ibérico - freshly sliced from the paleta on-site - and prepared to order at Black Seed's classic NY food cart, which will be parked outside of Ray's Bar (177 Chrystie Street) for the evening. Sandwiches are limited to one per guest and will be served first come, first served while supplies last.

Photo: Mesiba

Mesiba, the Tel Aviv-inspired restaurant at The Moxy in Williamsburg, is introducing Chef Eli’s Buli's Msabbaha. Chef Buli developed the recipe from his memories eating hot hummus at the port in Jaffa, Israel. The dish is available within a limited window daily from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Each Masabbaha is made to order with warm roasted chickpeas, Moshes olive oil, tahini and a tatbila spice blend, rolled over on a gorgeously decked out trolley. This signature offering is perfect for sharing among a small group and is served with Frena Bread: a traditional Moroccan bread prepared in a taboon clay oven and topped with sea salt, sesame, and sage oil ($20).


The Seaport Food Lab returns for another season. Bravo Top Chef winner Melissa King and friends Mei Lin and Silvia Barban will host this year’s events at the Tin Building’s private Tasting Studio on Nov. 9, 10 & 11 from 6-9pm in a deliciously spicy crossover. Seating is limited. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased here.

Photo: Taste of Sunnyside

Taste of Sunnyside will return on Sunday, October 15th for the 13th year, featuring over 40 local restaurants and breweries and a block party on 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue with live music, a local artists exhibition, family friendly activities and more. Early Bird Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 22nd and can be purchased for $50 by visiting

Photo: Yonatan Gebeyehu

Molière in the Park will present the OneLove OneTheater Gala, hosted by Murray Hill (HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere”), on October 2 from 7pm - 10pm at Negril BK (256 5th Ave.) in Brooklyn. Performers include Tony Award winner Deirdre O’Connell (Dana H. on Broadway, Becky Nurse of Salem), Marc delaCruz (Hamilton), Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson (“The Practice,” “Lost,” “Person of Interest”), Yonatan Gebeyehu (TFANA’s Merchant of Venice), Jennifer Mudge (“Somebody Somewhere”) and Michelle Veintimilla (The Visit on Broadway, ABC’s “The Baker and the Beauty”). Proceeds will benefit free productions of Molière plays and more to Prospect Park, annually. For more info visit

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