This Week in Food: National Hot Toddy Day, Korean Chicken Pop-Up, and a King Cake Celebration


National Hot Toddy Day, Multiple Locations, Monday

Switch up your coffee or tea routine with a boozy hot toddy in celebration of National Hot Toddy Day. At Faro, guests can enjoy a version made with mulled pear wine and whiskey. Meanwhile at The Daily, guests receive their own mini-bottle of booze to add to a special cocktail during a hot toddy happy hour running this week, Monday to Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a unique hot toddy at other places around the city, including Sid Gold’s Request Room, Tasca Chino, and Public.

National Cassoulet Week, Multiple Locations, Monday through Friday

Spend a week sampling hearty French stew during National Cassoulet Week. At Ai Fiori, guests can find cassoulet served with pork belly and octopus. Other local restaurants including Benoit, Blue Hill, and M. Well Steakhouse offering their own interpretation of the classic winter dish.

KimChick Pop Up, Grape and Grain, 620 East 6th Street, Tuesday, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Fill up on hot Korean-style fried chicken, ssam, and other bites at this one night pop-up feast. Grape and Grain will also have select beer and wine specials ready to go for the event. Tickets start at $59.02 for two people; reserve them here.

Professional Bull Riders Anniversary Kickoff Party, American Whiskey, 247 W. 30th Street, Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Want to find out what life is like as a rodeo star? Bull riding stars Tyler Harr and Robson “Spiderman” Aragao will be signing autographs to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Professional Bull Riders association performing at Madison Square Garden. During the event, guests can enjoy drink specials on Jack Daniels cocktails and shots throughout the evening. The restaurant will also have a barbecue plate special which offers ribs, smoked brisket, potato salad, and barbecue beans for $24.

Galette des Rois celebration, Le Skyroom at FIAF, 22 East 60th Street, Thursday 6:30 p.m.

Start the new year off right by grabbing a glass of wine and a slice of “kings cake” from Maison Kayser. The puff pastry filled with almond cream has been a traditional way to celebrate the Epiphany in France since the Middle Ages.  Tickets are $30 for general admission and can be reserved here.