WILLIAMSBURG— Williamsburg newcomer St. Austere launches brunch this Sunday. Look out for specialties like pannettone French toast, poached duck eggs with truffled fonduta, and shrimp 'n' grits. [EaterWire]
LOWER EAST SIDE— Newish Lower East Side Japanese restaurant Family Recipe is holding a sake and cheese pairing night on Tuesday from 6:30 - 9 PM. The $60 menu includes six local cheeses from Saxelby Cheese paired with sake, followed by an Eringi mushroom salad, either flank steak or a tofu bento box, and yuzu cheesecake.
MIDTOWN— Starting this Saturday, December 3, Aquavit will serve its Christmas julbord, a spread of Nordic specialties, every Saturday in December from 11:30 AM - 3 PM. The restaurant will also offer a Christmas Plate, a three-course $32 prix fixe at lunch Monday - Friday from December 1 - 23. [EaterWire]
EAST VILLAGE— Andre Balazs' newly acquired Standard East is now hiring [The Local]
CHELSEA— Pig: A Restaurant, a very funny one woman show satirizing the restaurant industry, is showing once again at the UCB Theater in Chelsea. Catch it at 9:30 PM Wednesday December 7 or Wednesday, December 21. [EaterWire]
WEST VILLAGE— Interestingly enough, Graydon Carter's name is on the liquor license application for the revamp of the Beatrice Inn. [GS]
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