November 26 - November 12, 2014




Holiday Spirits Bazaar

dm-image-ph Holiday Spirits BazaarGet your holiday shopping done—and maybe get a little buzz going—this Saturday at the Holiday Spirits Bazaar, hosted by The Dizzy Fizz. Traverse the two-story market sprawl, complete with cocktail stations: peruse the pop-up shop for nifty gadgets from Cocktail Kingdom, Royal Rose Syrups and more, or slip over to the Punch-Off, where you can sip holiday-inspired punches from NYC's best bartenders. Be sure to stick around to find out who wins judge David Wondrich's Best Bowl title. One more reason to drink up: A portion of the proceeds go to The Children's Aid Society. 11/22, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 51 Bergen St.; $50 per person



Holiday Spirits Bazaar, 11/22 ➞


Steak Hankering: Satisfied

Satisfy your steak craving with a trip to RW Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Start your evening with raw oysters and crispy calamari. For the main course, tuck into a 24 ounce Porterhouse Steak topped with a classic béarnaise sauce served with a side of shoestring potatoes. The 100 percent certified Black Angus, dry aged 21 days, tastes best when finished with a slice of New York cheesecake. Make a reservation!


Goodbye, Grillade. Hello, micro seasonal cooking (pine! quince!), tasting menus and a reinvigorated Galen Zamarra. The James Beard Award–winning chef behind Mas (farmhouse) closed his wood-fired West Village spot, Mas (la grillade), over the summer and reopened it this week as Almanac. The new restaurant is intensely seasonal, experimental and inspired by the culinary journal Zamarra began writing as Bouley's chef de cuisine. He's adding even more entries with Almanac's new dishes: slowly cooked scallops over raw-leek fondue, for instance, or shaved matsutakes marinated in a liquid made from young pine shoots he foraged near his home. Each appear on his tasting menus ($75 to $145) or as stand-alone appetizers ($20) or main courses ($40). 28 Seventh Ave. South; 212-255-1795


Keep Your Eye on the Pies

Bacon makes everything better. Yes, even pies! Prove it by whipping up an Apple-Bacon Pie with Gingersnap Crust while sipping on a refreshing Stella Artois. This seasonal staple is finished with a heaping pile of bacon-streusel topping. Wash your sweet and savory masterpiece down with a refreshing glass of your favorite Belgian beer. Get cooking!



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Pregame T-Day with Dale Talde's sort of insane but delicious Thanksgiving Ramen ($15) at Park Slope's Talde. In the soup, the usual rounds of pork are replaced by tender slices of turkey breast. Creamed spinach wontons, stuffing roulade and pickled cranberries bob on the surface, and a mushroom-infused gravy is poured tableside. Now this is 'Merica's ramen. 369 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn


Get out your dancing shoes: Sons of Essex's Lulu Dove House pop-up speakeasy is back (buy tickets here). Tonight the Lower East Side spot transforms into a jazz-age, NOLA-inspired cocktail den complete with live music, as well as hot chicken and hush puppies for snacking. 11/20, 7 to 10 p.m.; 133 Essex St.; $90 per person

April Bloomfield doesn't start serving her wintry mulled wine at The Spotted Pig until it's chilly enough to see your breath two days in a row. Friends, the time has come. Her version ($13) is a warming, aromatic, subtly spicy combination of Marc Roman Malbec, cognac, cinnamon, cloves and chiles. Once you have a steamy glass in hand, you won't be complaining about the cold anymore. 314 W. 11th St.


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