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May 5, 2023, 7:09.11 pm ET


Photo: Hancock St

Hancock St is presenting Mateo Zielonka x Hancock St Pasta Dinner with a special 4-Course Pasta Dinner with select wine pairings on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM. Look for dishes like Ahi Tuna Sashimi with sesame peanut ramen, spicy chili sauce paired with Schramsburg Mirabelle Rose; and Cappelletti Stuffed with Local Cod & Potato, bechamel, lemon butter sauce, and sea beans paired with Archery Summit Chardonnay. Full menu here

Jupiter is taking the wraps off its new spring cocktail menu with Negroni Bianco (hendricks, english pea, white bitter, vermouth); Concrete Jungle (dark rums, pineapple, campari, allspice); and Dangerous Summer (tequila, mezcal, oro blanco, white pepper); among others.

A wine takeover is planned at One Fifth on Tuesday, May 9th from 5 - 7 pm as winemaker Sam Bilbro of Idlewild Wines makes a guest appearance and showcases some of his wines. Reservations are not required, so please stop by anytime to chat with Sam while enjoying wine from this special property.

A one day only brunch pop-up is taking place at Piggyback Bar in NYC on Saturday, May 20th from 11am to 3pm. Chef Leah Cohen welcomes Chef Kenny Gilbert, who will be cooking out of his brand new cookbook, Southern Cooking, Global Flavors.

Blu on the Hudson in Weehawken, New Jersey is introducing a new brunch menu starting Saturday, May 6th. Cocktails include Chocolate Innocence (Tito’s cacao, chocolate, Licor 43) and Oil on the Skin (Aperol, strawberry, grapefruit, prosecco).

For Pride Month, Ellen’s Stardust Diner (June 1-30), a portion of proceeds of Ellen’s rainbow cake ($12), rainbow milkshake ($18), and rainbow merchandise ($35) purchased at the Diner will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, in addition to Ellen’s Stardust Diner own contribution to the nonprofit.

Photo: Smashed

Smashed is bringing back is Birria Burger for this weekend only from Friday, May 5th thru Sunday, May 7th as part of its Cinco de Mayo celebration. The Birria Burger is topped with Oaxaca cheese, shredded stewed beef, cilantro, diced onions, pickled onions, and Taco Taco jalapeño sauce.

Rooftop Reds will host a new vintage release part and first wine and chocolate pairing of the season with chocolate truffles by Milène Jardine Chocolatier

At Lucciola, Chef Michele Casadei Massari is hosting a Champagne Dinner Experience on May 17th featuring locally-sourced ingredients and perfectly paired with hand-selected champagnes from renowned vineyards. 6pm-930pm

Momoya SoHo is debuting its highly anticipated Dessert Omakase by Executive Pastry Chef, Norie Uematsu. The $85 Dessert Omakase will feature 5 courses with an optional pairing ($50 pp) by beverage director Leo Lê. Two seatings are being offered at the drink bar 6/5(Mon), 7/10(Mon), and 8/7(Mon)⁠.

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