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Wylie Dufresne Debuts His First Burger at Alder; Porsena Hosts a Persian Hanukkah Feast

Plus, Saveur's holiday social and gingerbread house making at the Farm on Adderly.

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EAST VILLAGE — Wylie Dufresne's debuting his first burger tonight at the bar at Alder. The Pat LaFrieda beef is mixed with shio kombu and topped with his beer cheese. The burger clocks in at a reasonable $13. For an extra $8, diners can get French onion soup rings and a glass of Harbor Ale. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGE — Louisa Shafia, who has been hosting the Persian pop-up Lakh Lakh at Porsena Extra Bar this fall, is teaming up with Sara Jenkins for a Persian Hanukkah feast on December 16. The dinner menu includes dishes like pumpkin cilantro latkes with tamarind date chutney, Azerbaijani lamb meatball soup with house-made noodles, and chicken stewed with apricots and salty plums. The dinner is $65 and ticketed. [EaterWire]

NOHO — Saveur is hosting its Holiday Social at Astor Center this coming Saturday. There will be shopping and tasting sections, nibbles and wine, and demonstrations with Hugh Acheson, George Mendes, Eli Sussman, and Brooks Headley. Tickets are $79 and can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

DITMAS PARK and PARK SLOPE — The Farm on Adderly is hosting its annual gingerbread house making workshop with Hootenanny Art House. The festivities are perfect for kids and cost $30 a person. Find the workshop at Hootenanny on December 28 and the following day at Farm on Adderley. [EaterWire]