Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Brunch at Andanada 141
When: Today and Tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Andanada 141
What: Andanada 141, the Spanish restaurant that took over the Gastroarte space on the UWS a few months ago, is launching brunch service this weekend with a Spanish twist. Chef Manu Berganza has put together a menu featuring Spanish omelettes and patatas al alioli. The menu will be served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and special cocktails, including a variety of sangrias, will also be available. Take a look at the full menu here.
2) Amali's Charles Dickens-Themed Menu
When: Ends Sunday
What: Amali's Charles Dickens-themed holiday dinner series wraps up tomorrow night, so you better get that goose leg salad, fried oysters, and foie gras with black truffles while you still can. The special meal is $95 per person. Check out the menu here.
3) One Year Anniversary Party at Brooklyn Tap House
When: Today, 9 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Tap House
What: The massive beer hall known as Brooklyn Tap House is celebrating its one year anniversary tonight with a DJ, a firepit, and some special edition brews. If you're a resident of Brooklyn (and you've got the proper documentation to prove it), be sure to flash your ID when you pay: you'll get 10% off your tab.
4) MASKerade Brunch
When: Today, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Taavo Somer's quirky bar and restaurant Isa is stepping up its game in 2013 with a crafty MASKerade brunch. This afternoon, while the grown-ups eat brunch full of breakfast pizzas, homemade granola, and sourdough pancakes, their little kiddos can make magical, cosmic bear masks out of rainbows and stardust. The arts and crafts portion of the event is free.
5) Coquito Crawl
When: Today, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What: Take that New Year's resolution to drink more exotic drinks to a whole new level on this alcohol-infused trolley tour of East Harlem. The tour pays homage to the coquito, the Puerto Rican version of eggnog that involves coconut cream and sweet condensed milk. The day kicks off at Gran Piatto D'Oro with stops for tastings at four other locations. There will be food samples offered along the way as well. Tickets to the crawl are $25.
Also of Note: Smorgasburg is teaming up with Whole Foods Market Bowery again for a month-long pop-up restaurant in the store. This month, new barbecue joint and Smorgasburg favorite Mighty Quinn's will take over a kiosk which will be open for lunch and dinner through January 30. Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Try Williamsburg's newest pizza joint Monk Bar & Pizzeria or Saul Bolton's brand new Italian restaurant Red Gravy. For a taste of the good ol' days, go visit The Good Fork, which recently reopened after sustaining significant damage during Hurricane Sandy. If it's a hot spot you're after, check out Eater's recently updated Manhattan and Brooklyn Heatmaps.