Summer Restaurant Week, multiple locations, Monday through August 14
Take advantage of affordable outdoor dining during the summer session of NYC Restaurant Week. Recently opened options for three-course $25 lunches and $38 dinners include Chefs Club by Food & Wine, while The Library at the Public and Saul at the Brooklyn Museum provide easy access for entertainment after the meal. A full lineup of participating restaurants and reservation options can be viewed here.
Strong Island Dinner, All’onda, 22 East 13th Street, Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Long Island natives Marc Forgione and Chris Jaeckle team together to shine a spotlight on local ingredients. The duo collaborated on a six-course menu, with dishes including oysters, swordfish crudo, duck breast, and a dessert featuring Long Island iced tea–flavored ice cream. The restaurant will also feature a selection of music curated by fashion designer Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein to enjoy during service, which means this is a great opportunity to make a bold statement with your outfit for the evening. Reservations are $85 (sales tax, gratuity, and beverages are not included) and can be made by contacting the restaurant directly or online.
Free Waffles and Rare Beer, Clinton Hall, 90 Washington Street, Tuesday, 6 to 11 p.m.
If you missed your chance to party like a Belgian this weekend, the real Belgian Independence Day is being celebrated on Tuesday with free waffles and rare beers from Brewery Ommegang. The Wafels & Dinges truck is giving away 200 free waffles to customers who purchase a beer, with the brewery offering a special independence day brew that some say tastes like tangerine. Ommegang makes one beer for the Belgian holiday each year, available only this week, with brews like the cherry-blended Liefman Cuvee Brut disappearing quicker than a Snapchat. The beer hall also offers non-traditional Belgian games like beer pong and Jenga, with a full food and drink menu available for purchase.
Rooftop Reds Launch Party, Kings County Distillery, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Check out a Brooklyn-based rooftop winery while chowing down on roasted pig courtesy of Smoak BBQ. For $35, guests receive one drink from the winery’s first vintage as well as all-you-can-eat pig sliders with sides, with additional whiskey cocktails available for purchase. The rooftop also plans to host happy hours — including one where you can reserve a hammock — as well as tours and pop-up dining events. Reserve a ticket with a sunset view here.
New Happy Hour, Leyenda, 221 Smith Street, Brooklyn, Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.
Instead of sitting in beach traffic, end the weekday on a backyard patio at a new happy hour with cocktails from Julie Reiner and Ivy Mix. Specials include discounted select drinks ($5–$6), beer ($3–$4), and wine ($5). Groups can also take advantage of pitchers of sangria ($28) and spirit flights. As Friday is also National Tequila Day, the bar will be featuring 28 varieties in addition to piscos, mezcals, and other spirits.
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