Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Asian Night Market
When: Today, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Old Bowery Station
What: The Old Bowery Station is hosting a festival inspired by the night markets of Asia. Participating food vendors, including Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Asia Dog, and Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls, will be serving things like pork belly buns, Vietnamese summer rolls, and Taiwanese fried chicken. Special brews will be available form Taiwan Beer, and DJs will be spinning. There will be four sessions, all over an hour long. Tickets are $40.
2) Pizza for Passover
When: Today & Tomorrow
What: Pie is offering matzo-based pizzas for Passover. The pizza joint is serving vegetarian pies, including eggplant, tomatoes and garlic, and plain cheese, from a separate counter. In regular fashion, they'll cut the pies to each diner's requested weight and size. A sample of three passover-friendly pizzas, plus a drink, is $6. These pies made with unleavened dough are available for pick up, delivery, and in store dining through tomorrow night.
3) Easter Brunch
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Carlos Suarez's super hot Greenwich Village Italian restaurant is putting an Easter spin on their brunch menu tomorrow. The special menu can be ordered a la carte, or as a three-course feast for $30. A four-course Easter dinner will be offered as well. Check out the menus, and then make a reservation here.
4) Brunch at Tacombi
When: Starts Today
What: Elizabeth Street Mexican restaurant Tacombi launches brunch service this weekend. The new menu will be served every weekend between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and will include fresh-pressed juices, boozy breakfast beverages, and chilaquiles.
5) Craft Beer Festival
When: Today, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Lexington Armory
What: The Hand Crafted Tasting Company is hosting a beer tasting extravaganza today. The event will showcase spring releases from over 75 craft breweries and will feature almost 150 different pours and some light food pairings. A ticket gets you two-and-a-half hours of unlimited beer tastings, a souvenir glass, and a couple of seminars. Check out the list of featured breweries here. Tickets to the second session are still available online for $60.
Also of Note: This weekend marks the end of 2013's Chinatown Restaurant Week, with over 20 eateries offering one last weekend's worth of lunch and dinner deals for $20.13. And in honor of the final weekend, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is offering one free drink to anyone that mentions Chinatown Restaurant Week when they order dinner. Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Try Wylie Dufresne brand new restaurant Alder, featuring his reinterpretation of pub food, stop in for a drink at the Lower East Side's stylish new speakeasy Attaboy, or take a look at the new and improved Perry St., which is officially back in business. If it's a sandwich you're after, do consult Eater's guide to New York City's 15 Most Iconic Sandwiches. Or, why not try to get into one of the restaurants on Eater's list of New York City's 15 Toughest Tables of 2013?