This Week in Food: Eighties Night, Guest Chef at Tasca Chino, and St. Patrick’s Day


Eighties Night With Guest Bartender Danny Neff, Pouring Ribbons, 225 Avenue B, Monday, 6 p.m.

Grab an Eighties-themed cocktail or keep it simple with Jell-O shots from Pouring Ribbon’s Amanda Elder and guest bartender Danny Neff of Holiday Cocktail Lounge. Eighties-inspired attire is encouraged — think acid-washed jeans — and cocktails will be priced at $13 for the night. This week’s installment is based off the movie Weird Science, with future menus set to be based on other pop phenomenons from the decade of big hair.

A Collaboration of Flavors Dinner, Tasca Chino, 245 Park Avenue South, Wednesday

Bar Bolonat’s Einat Admony will team up with Tasca Chino’s Shahaf Shabtay for a special, globally inspired menu, which will be available for one night only. Select dishes include a seafood market bowl, Chinese-style duck, and beef tenderloin with apple shallot wasabi.

The Big Meat: 18th-Century Tavern Food, Greenpoint Beer & Ale, 7 N. 15th Street, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Eat your way through the era of the American Revolution with smoked oysters, succotash, and roasted lamb at this educational dinner. The dining experience — which was created in collaboration with Old Stone House Director of Education Maggie Weber — will feature historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, who will shed light on the eating habits of America’s founding families. Tickets are $70 (gratuity not included). Reserve them here.

St. Patrick’s Day, Multiple Locations, Thursday

Grab a Guinness or Irish whiskey at the Dead Rabbit during happy hour in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., bartenders will serve complimentary Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey cocktails, brew pairings, and pours of whiskey. At KTCHN, diners will be treated to an Irish jam session for $10, starting at 7 p.m., where members of the original Broadway cast of Once will perform live. KTCHN’s special dinner menu will include Reuben fritters, fish and chips, and themed cocktails. Those looking to avoid the bar scene can snag whiskey-flavored ice cream at Oddfellows Ice Cream Co. or a special St. Patrick’s Day milkshake at Black Tap.

The Birth of Saké Opening Night, IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue, Friday

Explore the ins and outs of sake brewing at the opening-night screening of The Birth of Saké. The film explores the ancient art of sake brewing at the Yoshida Brewery and the family that is keeping these traditional techniques alive.