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NYC Bites: What NYC Restaurants and Bars Are Up To Now
November 3, 2023, 7:19.33 pm ET


Savoring Sherry at Mercado Little Spain; Lore Hooks up with Rootop Reds; Hav & Mar does Holiday Lunch; Peter Luger gets into the holiday spirit; and Lodi offers a front row seat to the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.


Mercado Little Spain, José Andrés' love letter to Spain, is excited to celebrate Sherry Week from November 6 to 12. Sherry is a fortified wine from Jerez, Spain, that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed on its own or used in cocktails and cooking. During Sherry Week, Mercado Little Spain will have selections from more than 30 countries. With specials and highlights available by the glass, bottle or flight, there is no better time to learn all about this golden-hued Andalusian fortified wine.

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Brooklyn's LORE is continuing its Winemaker Series. Dinner with Rooftop Reds will be held on November 15 at 6pm. The 4-course meal will be paired with 3 selected wines from Rooftop Reds which operates a rooftop vineyard in New York City. There are two seatings from 6-8 pm and a second seating from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. Tickets available via Resy

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Hav & Mar is launching a Holiday Lunch from Tuesday, November 7th through Friday, December 22nd. The festive menu crafted by Chef/Owner Marcus Samuelsson & Executive Chef Fariyal Abdullahi will feature dishes like Crab Toast with jumbo lump crab, avocado, and blistered cherry tomatoes; Autumn Salad with honey nut squash, persimmon canary melon, and red watercress; Fried Chicken Sando on a potato roll with hot honey and slaw; and Hamachi with Black Ceviche cippolini onions, granny smith apples, fennel; among others. Reservations via OpenTable

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Peter Luger for the holidays. Legendary steak house Peter Luger will be open for all major holidays this season including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. One of the oldest restaurants in New York City (established in 1887), Peter Luger Steak House is the perfect cozy and festive dining destination ideal for groups. Iconic dishes include The Porterhouse (Steak for Two), Luger's Sizzling Bacon (Extra Thick by the Slice), the Luger-Burger (exclusively available during lunch), Creamed Spinach, German Fried Potatoes, and ‘Holy Cow’ Ice Cream Sundaes with ‘Schlag.’

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Lodi will celebrate the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on November 29th, giving guests a front row seat to the big event. A variety of drinks and canapés will be offered from 8pm-11pm for $250 per person. Tickets are available via Resy.