— With foie gras, osetra caviar, Stilton cheese, truffles, and 24-carat gold leaves, a pizza at Industry Kitchen costs $2,000. No impulse order, it requires a two-day call-ahead. Merchant Hospitality Properties is behind the restaurant, along with others like Pound & Pence, Merchants NY, and Philippe Chow.
— Asian-inspired breakfast, harissa, and purple cauliflower: so hot right now.
— For the second year in a row, Williamsburg is home to more new bars than any other neighborhood in the city, according to DNA Info. It’s followed by Chelsea and the zip code that includes East Williamsburg, parts of Bushwick, and Ridgewood.
— Potato and fontina pasty at White Gold on the Upper West Side, “Tout Le Lapin” at Le Coucou on Lafayette Street and old-school dessert l’Ile Flottante —meringue atop creme Anglaise— at Le Coq Rico on East 20th Street are a few of the year’s favorite dishes over on Grub Street, while a carrot crepe with littleneck clams and sunflower over at Olmsted in Prospect Heights and the Fellini Reference cocktail at Leuca in Williamsburg are cited as the year’s best food and drink at the Post.
If you’re searching around for what to do for New Year’s Eve, here are a couple options: Grindhaus in Red Hook hosts a pay-what-you-want event from 6 to 10:30 p.m. first come, first served. Cash only, chef’s choice, dietary restrictions accommodated. And Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Nolita has a 6:30 p.m. seating for $35 and a 9:30 p.m. seating for $45 for all you can eat dim sum with an open bar for beer and sparkling wine.
For those who’d rather stay home to ring in the new year, consider five insane ways to open wine: