Like it, or not, it’s autumn. Grab a coat and crunch the fallen leaves as you walk to the fall-owing events happening in New York City.
Wednesday, October 18th – Diwali at aRoqa
Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights over two days. Beginning today (until tomorrow), the modern Indian restaurant aRoqa will honor Diwali with the traditional feast of Indian sweets, or “mithai” following dinner – that’s over 50 complimentary candies and treats to choose from for all dinner guests.
Diwali is also a day to pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, which means guests, can try their luck with a special cocktail and game of chance. Everyone who orders the Season of Luck, made with chamomile-infused bourbon, Baharat syrup, Doc’s Cider, Benedictine and Angostura bitters, is dealt a playing card from a deck with two Jokers. Receive a Joker and the drink is free.
206 Ninth Ave., 646-678-5471, www.aroqanyc.com, @aroqanyc
Friday, October 20th – Cider Week at High Street on Hudson
“An apple a day” …counts in cider. Visit the acclaimed West Village restaurant for weeklong offers celebrating Cider Week. Consume cider and cheese pairing plates, and cider-driven dinners featuring distilleries from New York and beyond.
637 Hudson St, 917-338-3944, www.highstreetonhudson.com, @highstreetonhudson
Saturday, October 21st -The 2nd Annual Brew Hop 5K & Craft Beer Festival
When running and craft beer collide, we get The Brew Hop. The day starts off with a 5K race (check-in starts at 10:00AM; race at 12:00PM) followed by a festival until 4:00PM for attendees to indulge in the best beer and food New York City has to offer. The post-race festival will feature music, lawn games, brewery row local food vendors like Dom’s Mac Truck and Sweet Chili, and seating areas.
Tickets are available here.
Randall’s Island Park, www.thebrewhop5k.com, #TheBrewHop
Saturday, October 21st – 8th Annual Taste of The Seaport
Hosted by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Taste of the Seaport brings together the best of Lower Manhattan’s food talent, restaurants, vendors and entertainment for a day of culinary exploration at the Seaport District. This year’s food and beverage lineup includes Black Tap, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Stout, Big Gay Ice Cream, Insomnia Cookies, among others; plus live music and activities for kids to round out the afternoon.
Stick around for the exclusive after-party. The Tuck Experience, occurring from 3:00PM to 4:00PM in the outdoor bar area of the Tuck Room will offer specialty cocktails curated by Master Mixologist Adam Seger and passed hors d’œuvres from the Sherry Yard designed Tuck Room menu.
Tickets are on pre-sale for $35, or $40 at the entrance of the event. All proceeds benefit Public Schools 397: The Spruce Street School, and Public School 343: The Peck Slip School
Historic Front Street (between Fulton & Peck Slip), www.tasteoftheseaport.org
Legasea at Moxy Times Square
The latest concept at Moxy Times Square is a playful brasserie serving up local, sustainable dishes by chefs Ralph Scamardella (TAO, LAVO) and Jason Hall (Craft, Gotham Bar & Grill) in a lively space furnished with embossed leather chairs. The approachable menu includes shareable twists on classic seafood, including an impressive 7th Ave Seafood Tower, the Clam Bake and entrées such as Prime Rib and Crispy Chatham Cod. Cocktails consists of
485 7th Ave., 212-268-1888, www.legaseany.com, @legaseany
La Pecora Bianca Midtown
Settle in the new, airy Italian destination from restaurateur Mark Barak. Nearly twice the size of its sister NoMad restaurant, the Midtown location offers a vibrant Italian dining experience in a sophisticated setting. Start with “spuntini” like crispy prosciutto bomboloni, and shareable plates such as burrata with roasted apples and salsa verde. Move to mains like gramigna with sausage and broccolini and tagliatelle with beef and pork bolognese.
Choose from an all-Italian wine list featuring a wide selection of wines by the glass and quartino and La Pecora Bianca’s private label Tuscan rosé, La Pecora Rosa. An assortment of negronis and spritzes – including an autumnal version made with fizzy lambrusco – are at the heart of Aperitivo Hour served daily in the restaurant’s 45-seat enoteca.
950 Second Ave., 212-899-9996, www.lapecorabianca.com, @lapecorabianca
Brunch-Only Cocktails at The Flying Cock
What’s The Flying Cock without (brunch) cock-tails? A boring a breakfast. Fly on in from 11:00PM to 4:00PM for new boozy additions developed by cocktail pro Cody Goldstein of Muddling Memories. The list includes the refreshing and floral Lemonade Stand with vodka, elderflower and fresh lemonade; fruity Party in a Cup with rosé, passion fruit, orange juice, fresh berries and simple syrup; and bold Dressed for Prom with Tecate beer, tequila, hot sauce, lime, chili, and sea salt rim.
Pair the new ‘tails with signature brunch plates like the Breakfast Waffle Sandwich (aka, a BEC with waffle buns), or a sky-high stack of Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
497 3rd Ave., 212-689-6900, www.theflyingcocknyc.com, @theflyingcocknyc
Bartenders are turning towards more robust drinks this fall season. Expect dark spirits like rye, bourbon and scotch mixed with ingredients like cinnamon, caramel, smoke and several spices. Fall for these five delicious drinks in New York City:
DANTE at GENUINE – Autumn Crusta
Combined with Cognac, Suze, pear, ginger, lemon, smoke and spices. Note: The Negroni Sessions are happening, too.
Midnights – The Basic Witch
A (not-so-basic) frozen Pumpkin Spice Latte, made with Simple Vodka, pumpkin, espresso and coconut milk.
Miss Ada – The Dead Sea
Mixed with rye, house-made grenadine, dry vermouth and lemon twist.
Le District – Fall Sour
Prepared with Don Papa Rum, caramel apple syrup, cinnamon bitters, lemon juice, egg white and grate of nutmeg.
MIFUNE – Seven Samurai
A blend of rye and aged-sake infused with clove and cinnamon smoke table-side. Brought to you by mix-master Shingo Gokan (Angel’s Share).
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