This Week in Food: Roberta’s Square Pizza Takeover, Champagne Parties, and Veterans Day Specials


NYC Champagne Week, Multiple Locations, Monday through November 14

From a Monday night Champagne boot camp hosted by Back Label Wine Merchants to a Friday evening cruise around Manhattan, this week is all about the bubbly. Additional seminars include a discussion about Dom Perignon with Champagne expert Alysa Mizia at Bottlerocket Wine and Spirits. A full schedule of events and ticket options can be viewed here.

Roberta’s Kitchen Takeover Pop Up, Humboldt and Jackson, 434 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, Monday through November 15, 5 p.m.

Missing Detroit or just looking for an excuse to eat more pizza? Square pan pizza (or Detroit-style to some) courtesy of Roberta’s is taking over the kitchen at Humboldt & Jackson for 10 days. The menu includes signature slices and whole pies such as the all-cheese Cheesus Christ, Speckenwolf, and the Millennium Falco. There’s also garlic knots, stracciatella, and cacio e pepe. To drink, guests can select from beer, wine, or cocktails. Walk ins are welcome, and reservations are only needed for parties of six or more.

The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook Launch with Danny Bowien and Anthony Bourdain, Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, Monday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Learn the recipes that made Mission Chinese a bicoastal hit. Executive chef and owner Danny Bowien, along with Anthony Bourdain, will host a conversation detailing Bowien’s recently released cookbook and the humble beginnings of Mission Chinese. Tickets  are $70 and include admission, a Mission Chinese take out meal, drinks, and a signed copy of the book; RSVP here.

Veterans Day Specials, Multiple Locations, Wednesday

In celebration of Veterans Day, ESquared hospitality restaurants will be offering lunch and dinner specials to all veterans and military personnel. For parties of two or less, guests can receive fifty percent off their total bill by showing their military ID; parties of three or more receive twenty five percent off their total bill. Participating locations include Casa Nonna, Horchata, BLT Steak New York and BLT Steak White Plains, BLT Prime, and The Wayfarer. For those seeking a more casual way to celebrate, Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden is offering a complimentary special appetizer for those with military ID, as well as a $5 War Flag Brewery American pilsner for everyone.

Mystery Bottle Share, KelSo Taproom, 529 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, Thursday, 5 p.m.

Are you a true detective when it comes to identifying beers? Kelso is rewarding guests who can identify the style (lager, ale, etc.) of a few mystery beers with drink specials for the remainder of the evening. Home brewers are also welcome to bring in a few of their own creations for tasting and feedback.