Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Fall Harvest Party at Maison Premiere
Where: 298 Bedford Ave
When: Sunday, 2 PM - 9 PM
What: This stylish Williamsburg cocktail den is throwing a harvest party with a special menu that includes dishes like lobster bisque and duck cassoulet. To drink, they'll be serving fall beers, mulled cider, and sherry cocktails. The event will also feature live banjo music.
When: All weekend
What: All locations of Shake Shack are serving a special menu of Oktoberfest-themed items this weekend. On the savory side, there's a Shackmeister cheddar brat (made with Usinger's sausage), a currywurst, and a brat burger, which is a Shackburger topped with a split bratwurst and German slaw. For dessert, they're offering a German chocolate concrete and an apfelstrudel shake. To drink, you can get regional Oktoberfest-stlyle brews in a special Shacktoberfest bier stein.
3) Austria Pop-Up
Where: Openhouse Gallery
When: Saturday, 12 PM - 9 PM
What: The Austria Board of Tourism is hosting this pop-up store in Nolita, which features a temporary recreation of Cafe Sacher, a Viennese-style coffeehouse serving coffee and desserts. Some of the proceeds from the cafe will go to City Harvest.
4) Taste of the Seaport
Where: South Street Seaport
When: Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM
What: An outdoor food fest with food from 20 different local restaurants to raise funds for the Spruce Street School, P.S. 397. One $25 ticket gets you five tastes. Vendors include: Aqua, Buon Amici, Cowgirl Seahorse, Salud, and Table Tales.
5) Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Where: 332 Flatbush Ave.
When: Sunday, 5 PM - 12 AM
What: The Dekalb Market is hosting an outdoor market on Sunday night with a beer garden, food vendors (including Luke's Lobster an Bite Size kitchen), light sculptures by Jason Krugman Studio, and music by Yacht, Monogold, and Trouble. Entry is free, music tickets are $12-$15.
Also of Note: Smorgasburg is hosting a record fair today. For a new restaurant to try, consider Catch in the Meatpacking District, Terroir Murray Hill, Saxon & Parole, La Mar Cebicheria, or Jung Sik. For more dining ideas, take a look at the recently updated Eater Heat Map. And, if you're feeling adventurous, perhaps you might enjoy a meal at one of New York's 10 "secret" restaurants.
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