This Week in Food: Mexican-Swedish Christmas Menu, Burger Night, and Superiority Burger Christmas


Mexican-Swedish Christmas Menu, Fonda (all locations), 40 Avenue B/434 7th Avenue, Brooklyn/189 9th Avenue, Monday through December 30, excluding Christmas Day.

Fonda is offering a Swedish/Mexican Christmas menu beginning Monday at all three of its locations. The mash-up includes Swedish meatballs with chipotle-lingonberry sauce, smoked ham tacos, and rice pudding with cherry compote and gingersnaps. The bar is also offering traditional warm glögg to enjoy.

Collaboration Dinner at Virginia’s Featuring GG’s, Virginia’s, 647 East 11th Street, Monday, 7 p.m.Chef Bobby Hellen of GG’s is headed to Virginia’s for a joint three-course, burger-centric menu. The dinner – $45 per person – includes beer, one of each of the restaurant’s signature burger, and pizza and sides to share for the table. Guests can make a reservation by contacting [email protected] or contacting the restaurant directly.

Black Tap Ugly Sweater Party, Black Tap Meatpacking, 248 West 14 Street, Tuesday, 8 p.m.

Wear an ugly sweater and eat a beautiful burger at this all-you-can-eat party, which offers an open bar until 11 p.m. Guests can also enjoy an assortment of bar food and live entertainment as part of the $45 per person ticket package, which you can snag here.

Meet Giada de Laurentiis, Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

If you’re in search of a last minute unique food-focused gift, Giada De Laurentiis will discuss a few favorite recipes while signing copies of her latest cookbook, Happy Cooking.  Tickets – $41 per person – include a signed copy of the book; reserve one here.

Special Christmas Day Hours, Superiority Burger, 430 East 9th Street,  Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.

As a holiday treat to vegetarians everywhere, Superiority Burger will be opening early on Christmas Day. The burger hot spot is also making candy cane gelato in addition to its regular menu and promises a festive atmosphere complete with a reasonable amount of holiday music.