If you look close enough, you just might spot a few outdoor tables popping up around the city. Here are five food and drink events you may want to head out to.
Kitchen Notebook Dinner, Perilla, 9 Jones Street, Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Harold Dieterle is sharing recipes from his latest cookbook, Kitchen Notebook, by offering a $60 four-course tasting menu. Dishes include housemade ricotta, lamb cheek manicotti, and grilled big eye tuna, with s’mores for dessert. The chef will offer the tasting menu each Monday throughout March; reservations can be made by contacting the restaurant.
St. Patrick’s Day, Multiple Locations, Tuesday
Everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, as bars and restaurants throughout the city will help paint the town green. For those seeking traditional fare, The Lion is offering a special holiday menu of corned beef and cabbage along with shepherd’s pie. To drink, The Dead Rabbit and Donovan’s Pub will be two of the many locations offering up a lively and thematically appropriate atmosphere.
Open House, Cherry Izakaya, 138 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
New chef John Keller is saying hello to the neighborhood with complimentary bites, and the bar here will offer sake, beer, and cocktails for a dollar until 11 p.m. A special menu will also be available for guests wishing for larger plates. The restaurant is offering a special promotion for Thursday, March 19, too: The first 25 reservations will receive a fully comped dinner (up to $75 in value per person), while the next 25 reservations will receive 50 percent off their bills. Reservations can be made from March 20 through April 3. Guests can RSVP for the open house by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; reservations must be made for Thursday by emailing Reservations@cherryizakaya.com.
Game Night — Settlers of Catan!, Finback Brewery, 7801 77th Avenue, Queens, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Looking for a cheap date? How about fresh beer and teaming with a significant other? Head to this Settlers of Catan tournament for both. The Queens brewery will also dish out prizes and have other games on hand for those looking for something a little less intense.
Macaron Day, Multiple Locations, Friday
Celebrate this made-up food holiday with free macarons, as bakeries throughout the city will offer free samples all day long. Francois Payard, Macaron Parlour, and Epicerie Boulud will all be doling out treats; a full lineup of participating bakeries can be seen on the Macaron Day website.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 16, 2015