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Rockefeller Center Becomes a Major Food & Drinks Destination

January 20, 2022, 12:06.15 am ET


Ignacio Mattos’ Lodi unveils dinner service & their full bar program featuring a dynamic lineup of aperitivi such as the Lo Stagionale (apple aperitif, brandy, thyme, sparkling wine) as well as classic cocktails like the Rockefeller Martini by Matter House beverage manager Stacey Swenson. Wine, beer and spirit-free cocktails are also available throughout the day and into the expanded nighttime hours alongside dishes such as vitello tonnato and brasato di manzo braised beef. Menu here.

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Brooklyn-based Other Half brewery opens its first Manhattan taproom with 12 draft lines, grab-and-go cans and an outdoor biergarten around the corner on the South Plaza. Other Half’s new “Top of the Broc” label, a play on their bestselling Broccoli IPA, is exclusive to the Rockefeller Center location.

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Overlooking the rink, Après Skate Chalets feature eight heated, private structures to enjoy daytime beverages from Hombre Taco such as Mexican-spiced hot chocolate and hot apple cider through January 31.

Additional Rock Center beverage highlights include espresso drinks by women-owned Cafe Grumpy in the concourse as well as refreshing slushies from better-for-you convenience store, The Goods Mart, which recently opened its latest outpost in the lobby of 30 Rock.