What to Eat, Drink, Do and See in New York City this Week | Tasting Table
UPCOMING EVENTS
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February 26 - March 4, 2015

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss

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Brisket King of NYC

dm-image-ph Do you smell that? Smoke. Oak. Secret spice rubs. It all means one thing—Brisket King of NYC is back. The city's beef buffs return to Brooklyn next month for a third round of this brisket-only BBQ competition. Newcomers like Hometown BBQ are going head to head with past winners, like Mŏkbar and Fletcher's, so be sure to take careful notes for your people's choice vote. More than 15 distilleries will be pouring, plus there will be craft beer aplenty to pair with all that meat. 3/16, 6 to 9:30 p.m.; 85 S. Oxford St.; $65 a person, plus fees; buy tickets

Opening of the Week

Up & Up

The name may suggest otherwise, but you'll have to follow the green arrow down a flight of stairs to reach Up & Up, the new bar from Matt Piacentini (Clyde Common, The Beagle). This laid-back, Prohibition-style bar opens today in Greenwich Village and features a menu of bottled classic cocktails ($45 to $90) from industry pros, as well as a selection of Up & Up originals. Vintage floral wallpaper and brass light fixtures adorn the space, once home to the legendary Gaslight Café. The Rose Among Thorns ($14), a gin, aquavit and vermouth concoction, is a fantastic 1930s throwback that will make you forget the 21st Amendment ever happened. Also expect a small menu of bar snacks, like tuna pâté ($12) and pork rillettes ($11). 116 MacDougal St.; 212-260-3000


AROUND TOWN
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AROUND TOWN

OVERHEARD

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Current daily life cycle in NYC: 1) Wake up; 2) Check news; 3) Find out some great old place is closing next week; 4) Repeat.
@RobertOSimonson, on the news that Winnie's in Chinatown is set to close

Get Out

Clearly Jonah Miller is excited about his James Beard nomination (we are, too!). The Huertas chef is celebrating the milestone with a new dinner series, Pintxo Takeovers, starting Monday. Each month, he'll hand over snack duties to a chef pal for one night; first up are Nom Wah's Wilson Tang and Fung Tu's Jonathan Wu. They're bringing old-school pork sui mai, Pemaquid oysters with ma-la vinegar and more ($2 to $6 each). 3/2, 5:30 to 11 p.m.; 107 First Ave.; 212-228-4490

Food Crush

One reason to trek to Jersey City: Carrino Provisions's winter panzanella ($17). Dale Talde's mini Eataly-esque spot adds Asian touches to the focaccia- and burrata-studded salad, like pickled onions and mustard seed. It's bitter, crunchy, sweet and salty in one bite, and a perfect foil to all the pastas you're going to wolf down later. 8 Erie St.; 973-988-2836

Faces

What's Wylie Dufresne up to now? Hanging out with Ivan Orkin and Richard Kuo and talking cooking inspiration, that's what. Join the chefs next Monday for Culintro's lively panel, moderated by Anne McBride, director of NYU's Experimental Cuisine Collective, all about how their travels influenced their styles of cooking. Bonus: TT readers get $10 off using code TTCULINTRO10 at checkout. 3/2, 6 to 9 p.m.; $30 a person; buy tickets

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