Santapocalypse has arrived in NYC, but avoiding the annual stumble through the city shouldn't involve staying locked up in your apartment. Instead, make your way to these seven weekend food events, where showing up in a Santa costume is purely optional.
Relieve holiday stress with a staycation at Long Island-based Blue Point Brewing's LES pop-up "travel agency" via one of its seasonal ales.
Noma cofounder Claus Meyer is hosting this traditional Danish Christmas feast all month long at the Great Northern Food Hall. The family style meal includes house-made gravlax, crispy pork loin with pickled cabbage and rice pudding with toasted almonds and cherry sauce.
There are enough twinkly lights and holiday-themed drinks at this pop-up bar to convert even the crabbiest of Scrooges. Claim an oversize chair by the virtual fireplace, order an Elf Nog (Fernet-Branca, crème de menthe and cream) and settle in with an everlasting playlist of Christmas tunes.
Saturday, December 9
If you're planning on throwing a swanky dinner party this season, make your way to Eataly's Flatiron location, where all caviar tins are 30 percent off and there's no judgment in asking for a second (complimentary) sample.
Need a break from mulled wine? This Greenwich Village cocktail bar's craft booze festival is back, with tastings from more than 20 renowned distilleries.
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Famed chef Floyd Cardoz is sharing his expertise in Indian cuisine. Head to his Soho restaurant where you'll learn how to make shellfish stew with coconut, braised lamb and a sweet take on naan that's laced with chocolate.
Sunday, December 10
Get a head start on Hanukkah festivities at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—the family-oriented party features music, hands-on activities and, yes, many potato pancakes to be had.
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