Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Time Out for Hunger
Where: Over 100 participating restaurants, including Motorino, Buttermilk Channel, and Porchetta
What: Time Out New York teams up with the Food Bank for New York City for the ninth annual Time Out for Hunger, a citywide dining event where restaurants agree to donate ten percent of their sales to combat hunger. For a full list of participating restaurants, see the event's website.
2) Last Hurrah at the Veronica People's Club
Where: 105 Franklin Street
When: Saturday, 2-8 PM
What: Greenpoint's coffee shop/gay bar Veronica People's Club is closing this weekend and they're planning to go out with a bang. Williamsburg Mexican join Antojitos Mexicanos will be providing the food, with drinks going for $4 all night long. See VPC's website for more information.
3) Spoons, Toons, and Booze at Nitehawk Cinema
Where: 136 Metropolitan Avenue
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12- 2 PM
What: Williamsburg's hot new movie theater/restaurant, Nitehawk Cinema, will be hosting a special St. Patrick's Day edition of their vintage cartoon screening during brunch. Viewers can vote on the 'toons to be shown while enjoying a cereal buffet, Bailey's cereal shots, and a complete White Russian menu. Check Nitehawk's website for a full description of the event, which includes contests and a theme song sing-along.
4) Barb Stuckey and Malcolm Gladwell with Adam Gopnik: The Mechanics of Taste
Where: The 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
When: Sunday, 7:30 PM
What: Stuckey, a food developer, moderates a discussion between famed New Yorker writers Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell about the science of taste. Tickets are $29 and available through the 92nd Street Y's website.
5) New 3-Course Lunch Menu at Le Bernardin Lounge
Where: 155 W 51st Street
When: All weekend
What: The menu, priced relatively modestly at $45, debuts this week; the price includes a $5 donation to City Harvest with the purchase of every meal. Do your part and enjoy Eric Ripert's delicious seafood at any time this weekend. UPDATE: A correction to make: the $45 lunch is only available Monday - Friday. Le Bernardin does not serve lunch on the weekends. Apologies for any confusion.
Also of Note: If you're hungry for pasta, consult Eater's guide to 12 epic pastas to eat before you die. For new restaurants to try, consider Perla, the new Italian restaurant from Gabe Stulman; Via Tribunali, the new Neapolitan pizza parlor on the LES; Neta, the new sushi joint from a pair of Masa alums; Vitae from Edwin Bellanco; Empellon Cocina in the East Village; or Alison Eighteen near the Flatiron. And for even more ideas on where to go eat, check out recently updated Eater Heat Map or the Eater 38.
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