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We lost an hour of sunlight and twenty-degrees of summer. Time to crank up the heat (and drink up) to stay snug this week.

Special Events

Wednesday, November 8th

Hennessy’s “Le Grand Voyage” at Industry City

Hennessy Le Grand Voyage

Hennessy, the world’s best-selling Cognac, is spotlighting the unique savoir-faire and Cognac-making process behind the brand with the debut of Le Grand Voyage. Experience the rich and distinct, 250-year-old dynasty of cognac tradition using multi-sensory elements to showcase the history, winemaking, distillation and blending of Hennessy. It is a journey through time, place and all of your senses.

The exclusive consumer experience is happening now until Tuesday, November 14th at Sunset Park’s Industry City. RSVP here.

Industry City, 220 36th St,, @hennessy

Apple Cider Bar at Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge

Apple Cider Bar at Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge

Settle in atop Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC and sip a warm apple cider tailored to your liking. Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge now offers a new Apple Cider Bar available everyday from noon to 10:00PM through the holiday season. For $7, choose from an array of ingredients like ginger, cinnamon sticks, ground turmeric, nutmeg, honey, mint, lemons, and limes to your apple cider, sourced locally from Red Jacket Orchards in Finger Lakes, NY. Spike it for $19.

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC, 18 9th Ave., 212-660-6736,, @plungenyc

Guest Chef Collaborations Series at Manzo at Eataly

Guest Chef Collaborations Series at Manzo at Eataly

The butcher-themed Italian restaurant inside Eataly Flatiron kicks off a chef collaboration series for the next six months. Chef Adam Hill will partner with one New York City-based chef each month until April to create an exclusive dish packed with fresh ingredients from specific local producers that Manzo already works with.

The first partnership – running through November 30th – is a collaboration with Chef Marc Forgione of the award-winning modern deco steakhouse, American Cut by LDV Hospitality. Forgione will be featuring a Prime Rib Carpaccio with Norwich Meadows Farms Squash and Tama’s Wild Edibles. A percentage of the proceeds from his dish will be donated to City Harvest. The expansive bar will continue to highlight its an extensive vermouth program.

Eataly Flatiron, 200 5th Ave., 212-229-2180,, @eatalynyc

Friday, November 10th

White Truffle Weekend at Ai Fiori

Thanks to the Altamarea Group, White Truffle Weekend kicks off Friday until Sunday honoring the rare and revered ingredient: White Truffle. Immerse yourself in three days of events at the White Truffle Fest at Ai Fiori inside Langham Place, New York. Start the weekend with a seven-course White Truffle tasting dinner with a Prunotto Wine Pairing on Friday; and end with the Truffle Brunch complete with truffle adorned omelets, chilled lobster, caviar, fresh fruits, meats, cheeses, and brunch cocktails.

Langham Place, New York, 400 Fifth Ave., 2nd Fl, 212-613 8660,, @aifiorinyc

Saturday, November 11th

Bourbon, Brew & BBQ: Harvest Session! at Route66 Smokehouse

Bourbon, Brew & BBQ: Harvest Session! at Route66 Smokehouse

Load up on bourbon, brews and barbeque over three hours. Sip on delicious craft beer samples from 20+ types of craft beer, including Down East Cider and Sessions Lager. Chat with representatives from multiple whiskey distilleries showcasing unique bourbons, ryes and American whiskey. Note: Select distilleries will be serving up delicious cocktails. Nosh on never-ending delicious bites from the Pit like Sarah’s Famous Wings and Pork on a Fork.

Tickets cost $65 per guest and include unlimited food and drink tastings, plus free souvenir tasting glass and swag from your favorite breweries and distilleries. Available to purchase here.

46 Stone St, 212-943-1602,, @66smokehouse

Now Open

The East Pole Fish Bar

The East Pole Fish Bar

Welcome the second location of Tom and Anthony Martignetti’s neighborhood restaurant, The East Pole. The restaurateurs behind Broome Street Hospitality expanded upon the local fish and seafood dishes served at the original location. Executive chef Joseph Capozzi will work with the best local fish purveyors from Island Creek Oysters to Montauk fisherman to create a seafood-focused menu. Note: one meat dish – New York Strip Steak.

At the nautical-themed bar, there is a curated wine list specializing in under-the-radar sparkling wines, along with limited edition and vintage wines by the glass including high-end natural white and orange wines.

964 Lexington Ave., 646-863-3352,, @theeastpolefishbar

New Menus

Wine & Beer Menu at Old Monk

Wine & Beer Menu at Old Monk

The contemporary Indian restaurant nestled in the East Village launched a global wine list by Consulting Sommelier Kristie Petrullo–Campbell (Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges, Craft). The menu contains something for everyone by both the glass and bottle – from mineral-driven whites to fruit-forward reds, plus plenty of Old World wines from small producers. The domestic beer list (more than 40 bottle and can selections) highlights craft breweries, such as Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s Black Duck Porter and Almanac Beer Co.’s tart and citrusy Mandarina. The beverage selections complement Chef Navjot Arora’s dishes’ array of colorful spices and seasonings, from Honey Chili Chicken to Old Monk Rum-marinated Lamb Chops to Goat Cheese Naan with pickled yogurt dip.

175 Avenue B, 646-559-2922,, @oldmonknyc

Cocktail Menu & Lounge Bites at Nobu Downtown Bar & Lounge

212 at Nobu Jai Lennard

The striking ground floor (featuring a wooden ash brushstroke sculpture) at Nobu Downtown debuted a new menu of cocktails and lounge bites, plus a not-to-be-missed $35 lunch prix-fixe offering an appetizer, main and dessert. Highlights include 212, made with Bulleit Rye, black sesame, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, creole and orange bitters; and The Hudson, made with Weller Bourbon, blackberry, lemon, cinnamon, honey, charged with ginger beer.

The new Taco Trio involves umami chicken, spicy short-rib, grilled vegetable chimichurri tacos ‘Nobu style,’ and the savory Rock Shrimp Nori Buns – perfect for sharing with friends after-work, or with colleagues during a business lunch.

195 Broadway, 212-219-0500,, @nobunewyork

Pasta Happy Hour at Left Bank

Pasta Happy Hour at Left Bank

Did you know this charming bistro in the West Village offers a $25 pasta and appetizer happy hour everyday? Swing by from 5:00PM to 7:00PM daily for an incredible selection of seasonally fresh, homemade pastas ranging from spaghettini with cauliflower and ground almonds to gnocchi with winter squash. Enjoy with $5 select beer, $6 house wine, $8 well drinks and $10 house gin, or vodka martinis. Pro-tip: Mondays are corkage fee-free, so BYOB.

117 Perry St, 212-727-1170,, @leftbanknewyork

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