If you’re not still convalescing after a grand gorge on turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and generalized Americana, then shake yourself out of the food coma and head out to Big Onion’s Annual Post-Thanksgiving Multi-Ethnic Eating Tour. For over two decades the history-focused tour group has been hosting this culinary romp across Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Jewish Lower East Side. Neighborhood-savvy guides lead the group to culturally significant markets and stores for “noshing” stops along the way — don’t expect trendy restaurants here. Rather, gain an understanding of the ethnic groups that once lent downtown Manhattan’s neighborhoods their unique character, back before “character” was replaced with “American Apparel.” We recently named Big Onion Tours “Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests” in our Best of NYC issue, and with good reason: Even the most jaded locals enjoy these informative saunters.
Fri., Nov. 28, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., 2014