Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Pig Roast Holiday Dinner
When: Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Bounty
What: The Bounty is hosting a three-course prix fixe holiday pig roast tomorrow evening. There will be dishes like smoked potato and leek soup, suckling pig with grits, and doughnuts with apple butter and chocolate sauce. The meal costs $50 per person with a reservation made in advance, or $55 for walk-ins.
2) Sunday Phoday
When: Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
What: Khe-Yo is now open for dinner on Sundays, and to celebrate, chef Phet Schwader is launching Sunday Phodays. The special Sunday night dinner will involve Nong-Khai style pho, complete with homemade noodles, braised brisket, sliced ribeye, and oxtail, as well as vegetables and an optional side of roasted bone marrow. Reservations can be made online here.
3) Low & Slow BBQ Rib Dinner
When: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Kitchen
What: Tomorrow afternoon, the staff at the Brooklyn Kitchen is teaching a class on classic Southern barbecue. Participants will learn how to make some solid smoked ribs at home complete with a homemade sauce. There will be sides as well, including black eyed pea salad and skillet corn bread, and beer courtesy of Great Brewers. The class/dinner costs $85 per person.
4) Sixpoint Holiday Concert and Beer Festival
When: Today, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
What: This afternoon Sixpoint is hosting the first ever Holiday Concert and Beer Festival at SubCulture. The festival, which is a fundraising event for The Humane Society of New York, will feature unlimited samples of 12 different varieties of Sixpoint beer and more than two hours of live music. Tickets are available online here
5) Ugly Sweater Party
When: Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Pounds & Ounces
What: Pounds & Ounces is celebrating the holiday season with a little ugly sweater party. Diners are invited to wear their ugliest holiday-themed sweater to brunch tomorrow and enjoy all-you-can-drink brunch cocktails and an entree for $38. There will also be several wintery drink specials, including boozy peppermint shakes and hot bourbon apple cider.
Also of Note: The New Amsterdam Market is open this weekend for the last market of 2013 with vendors like Runner and Stone, Liddabit Sweets, and Luke's Lobster. Smorgasburg is also on for this weekend in its warm new winter home. If you're looking to try a new restaurant or bar this weekend, check out The Heath in the McKittrick Hotel, the New Orleans-inspired Bo's, or grab a whoopie pie at Robicelli's Bakery. Or, if you're in East Harlem, do consult Robert Sietsema's list of his favorite dining spots in the neighborhood.