The Citiblog

NYC Bites – What NYC area restaurants and bars are up to now
September 22, 2023, 5:34.46 pm ET


Photo: Lamia Fish Market

Lamia’s Fish Market is launching a new Mermaid Brunch. The $39 brunch is being offered on Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-4pm and includes an entrée + 90 minutes of Open Bar. That includes new brunch cocktails including Micheladas, Palomas, Fresh Fruit Margaritas, Mimosas, Mojitos and Bellinis.

Photo: Blu on Hudson

Blu on the Hudson, with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline in Weehawken, New Jersey, is rolling out new fall cocktails. They include Midnight In A Perfect World (Butterfly Pea Flower-Infused Fort Hamilton Gin, Roasted Tonka infused Rocky's Botanical, Elderflower, Tonic Water); Tam Dao (Aperol, Strawberry Arbikie Vodka, Fruit Punch, Palo Santo, Prosecco); and Air Paradisi (Campari, Amaretto, Amaro, Acid Adjusted Grapefruit).


Just six more weeks before Smorgasburg goes into hibernation for the winter. Newcomer Bora Seoul Food, a plant-based Korean-American BBQ spot, is serving up a rich and tangy Cherrywood Smoked Jackfruit Pulled "Pork" Sandwich; Blake N Kylee’s is offering a hearty Catfish Po' Boy loaded with golden-fried fillets, crisp lettuce, and topped with zesty sauce, available only on Fridays at our World Trade Center location; and Mikhuy is keeping summer alive with refreshing ceviche.

Photo: Pink Taco

With National Taco Day, coming up Wednesday, October 4th, Pink Taco in Times Square is pushing the envelope with some mouthwatering tacos, including carne asada, fried lobster, crispy coconut shrimp, al pastor, juicy carnitas or ‘The Bell’, made with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, warmly served in a crispy corn shell and flavored to perfection with hot sauce and Mexican crema.

Photo: Chelsea Market

On Tuesday, September 26, Chelsea Market will be hosting a Sip, Savor, N’ Sketch with local artist and instructor Zac Crawford. The theme for this session will be “Drawing People from Life”. Guests will have a chance to connect with fellow artists, improve on their life-drawing skills, and learn how to capture their surroundings. All levels are welcome – the purchase of a ticket includes one free drink, a sketch pad, and drawing supplies. Tickets are $28.77 and can be purchased in advance here.

Image: 33 Seaport Hotel

Not to be outdone, 33 Seaport Hotel, is launching a paint & sip series with a twist. The boutique property located in NYC's historic Seaport District has partnered with Paint by Numbers to offer guests a relaxing evening and easy way to find their inner artist with a custom paint by numbers kit of the beautiful hotel to be held on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30PM. For $65/person, guests will receive the paint kit, two cocktails and passed bites, individual easel and apron. Purchase tickets here.

Photo: Carnegie Diner & Cafe

In honor of National Pancake Day on September 26, Carnegie Diner & Cafe will feature two pancake specials at its West 57th Street and 7th Avenue location and its new location at 828 8th Ave. Diners can indulge in Pancake Breakfast Tacos made with organic eggs, hash browns, bacon and cheddar cheese or a Pastrami Sandwich served between buttermilk pancakes as the bread. Pancake Lollipops are also on the menu, which are served with fresh fruit and powdered sugar.

Photo: Magic Hour

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge is stacking up Unlimited Pink AF Pancakes for $45 throughout the weekend (9/23-9/24) in celebration of National Pancake Day, along with mouthwatering Manhattan views. On Tuesday, September 26th guests can also enjoy the Pink AF Pancakes paired with other food and beverage options such as the Big AF Croissant.


BEHAVE, the low-sugar gummy candy founded by Mayssa Chehata, is launching its new flavor line-up on September 28 in New York from 6-8pm at Pop-up Grocer (205 Bleecker St). New flavor packets include Sweet Bears in Mango, Watermelon and Lychee; Sour Bears in Mango, Watermelon and Lychee; Sweet Stars in Raspberry, Green Apple and Pineapple; Sour Stars in Raspberry, Green Apple and Pineapple and Super Sour Skulls in Grapefruit, Yuzu and Tangerine.

Happy Eating!