This Week in Food: DiFara Mondays, Smashing Pumpkins Beer Fest, and Miracle on Ninth Street


Pizza Mondays, DiFara, 1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, Monday, 12 to 8 p.m.

Craving a DiFara pie but can’t stand lines? Starting today, the legendary Midwood joint is opening its doors on Mondays for the first time since 2007, offering an alternative to the notoriously long waits on busier days. The pizzeria also plans to offer delivery to Manhattan on Mondays for groups with large orders (10 pie minimum) in the coming weeks.

Spectacle, Contra, 138 Orchard Street, Monday, 6:15 to 11:30 p.m.

Focusing on the art of fashionable food, Brutal Magazine is teaming with Contra’s Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske for a one-night only, five-course dinner. Artist Sophie Kitching will also be redecorating the space with a “spectacle” theme, so guests can expect a vibrant dining room in addition to vibrant dishes. Tickets are $70; secure a seat here.

Smashing Pumpkins Beer Fest, Taproom 307, 307 Third Avenue, Wednesday, 4 p.m. until close

Before traveling home to meet the family, fill up a growler with pumpkin beer. Guests can also stick around to sample the final batches of craft seasonal specials like Troegs Master of Pumpkins and Uinta Punk’n Harvest Pumpkin Ale, as all pumpkin flavored brews will be taken off the menu after Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Dinner, Multiple Locations, Thursday

Still wondering about how to carbo load before Black Friday? If you don’t have plans just yet for America’s most famous meal, scope out our Thanksgiving Guide for meals, deals, and intriguing destinations.

Miracle on Ninth Street Christmas Pop-Up Bar, Mace, 649 East Ninth Street, Friday through December 24, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

If the office holiday party just won’t cut it, head to holiday themed pop-up bar Miracle on Ninth Street. The temporary bar offers Christmas and Hanukkah-themed drinks, along with plenty of mistletoes and menorahs. A candy cane fizz and a Christmas tree gimlet are a few of the options on the 12-cocktail menu. All drinks are $14 and guests will be seated on on a first come, first served basis.