With anticipating events, new openings and hot deals, you can absolutely power through the work week. See what happening below (and thank us later).
Friday, October 13th – New York Coffee Festival
Get your caffeine fix at this year’s New York Coffee Festival. Spend three days at New York City’s flagship coffee event, celebrating the thriving specialty coffee scene in this great city. Taste over 100 innovative exhibitors, including Devoción, La Marzocco, Ally Coffee, Califia Farms, Flat Brew, Nobletree while nibbling on delicious coffee complements (like Bluestone Lane’s Avo Smash) at the Street Food Market. Creamy and highly caffeinated cocktails from Mr. Black will be available at the Coffee Cocktail Bar, too. Check out live latte art and The Lab program featuring an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, educational workshops.
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St, www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com, @newyorkcoffeefestival
Sunday, October 15th – Orange Wine Fest at Roberta’s
We all know about Roberta’s delicious pizza, but we all don’t know about orange wine. The Orange Wine Fest at Roberta’s will showcase 30 eclectic orange wines by the half-glass, flight, and bottle from across the US and Europe. Bartenders Rachel Garis and Jason Etheredge will be present throughout the day. A selection of mouth-watering foods will be available to accompany the wine, including a whole roasted pig, seasonal dishes, and Roberta’s famous pizza. Wine prices begin at $4 for a half-glass.
Roberta’s Garden, 261 Moore St, Bushwick, 718-417-1118, www.robertaspizza.com, @robertaspizza
Monday, October 16th – Winemaker Mondays at L’Amico
From time to time, L’Amico showcases a different wine region during dinner hours. This installment will focus on the region of Umbria. Beverage Director Percy Rodriguez will be joined by Luca Baccarelli, owner of Cantina Roccafiore. They will be pouring a number of the wines by the glass throughout the evening for those enjoying dinner at the restaurant. Baccarelli will also generously be providing some of his olive oil, which L’Amico owner and celebrated Chef Laurent Tourondel will use in the Umbrian specials for the evening.
849 Avenue of the Americas (at W. 30th St), 212-201-4065, www.lamico.nyc, @lamiconyc
Monday, October 16th – New York Rye Week
In association with the New York State Assembly, New York Distilling Company proclaims the first-ever launch of New York Rye Week. To celebrate the historic grain’s thriving cultivation in New York State, the annual series of events will continue until Sunday, October 22nd, with a succession of new initiatives at the distillery in Brooklyn.
Swing by the Wild Rye Rumpus, a four-day festival from Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd where local farmers, chefs, distillers, bartenders, brewers, politicians and enthusiasts will gather for a series of dynamic rye-focused events. Wrap the week in a rye-fed pig roast buffet plus live entertainment. Multi-day tickets are available for $100 and can be purchased along with individual event tickets via www.nydistilling.com.
New York Distilling Company, 79 Richardson St, 718-412-0874, www.ryeweek.com
Monday, October 16th – Soul of Sake Hour at SakaMai
Led by sake sommelier and 2016 Miss Sake USA, Jessica Joly, offers a comprehensive introduction to the complex Japanese drink during SakaMai’s “Soul of Sake Hour.” Every Monday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, Jessica showcases different sakes from one featured brewery and shares her extensive sake knowledge with guests in a casual, interactive setting.
This Monday, guests can walk away with tasting tips and pairings to featured sake, Tamagawa, Red Label – produced by the only non-Japanese sake brewer. Enjoy the special promotion: $9 per glass of sake plus three oysters.
157 Ludlow St, 646-590-0684, www.sakamai.com, @sakemainy
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square
Meet New York City’s largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop bar and lounge featuring an “urban amusement park” concept with an adult sensibility and epic city views. Highlights of the 10,000-square foot space include carousel seating, an oversized topiary garden, and Foreplay, a miniature putt-putt with life-size animals in naughty poses. The huge, year-round rooftop consists of multiple bars and seating areas, each with a distinct vibe and design sensibility.
A menu of shareable light bites is full of modern takes on classic “State Fair” items like Sausage & Peppers, Maine Lobster Roll, Duck Carnitas Tacos, and Carnival Burger. Nightly live DJs and lengthy list of decadent cocktails, plus beer, wine, Champagne and spirits. Reservations will be accepted every night of the week and hotel guests will receive priority rooftop access.
485 7th Ave. (at W. 36th St), 212-268-0188, www.magichournyc.com, @magichourny
The latest concept from Chef Greg Proechel (Le Turtle) and Charles Seich (Major Food Group) opened inside MADE hotel, unveiling its 40-seat dining room with communal butcher’s block table of maple wood and textured limestone chef’s counter. The open-air kitchen offers a seasonal and ingredient-driven dinner menu starting with snacks like Chips and Dip with Chicharrones and Chicken Liver Mousse; Appetizers include Charred Broccolini with Timur Yogurt and Cashew, and main plates such as Lobster with Pumpkin and Whey.
The dynamic beverage program powered by husband and wife duo Jeremy Oertel and Natasha David (Maison Premiere, Death & Co.) features cocktails like Eau de Spa with mezcal, jalapeno, carrot, cilantro, pineapple and lime; 388C with gin, yuzu sake, chartreuse and lemon; L’Amie with vodka, suze, fennel, ginger and lime. Wines curated by Jenny Lakin (Dirty French) range from old-world classics to fun new world favorites.
44 W. 29th St, www.ferrisnyc.com, @ferrisnewyork
Happy Hour at Denizen
Williamsburg’s go-to wine bar, Denizen is getting into the special-events game with exciting wine deals and listening parties. Every night, Denizen offers its vintage record player to guests through its ‘Bring Your Own Vinyl’ program. Simply bring your favorite record to the bar and be rewarded with the opportunity to play DJ, as well as receive a $2 discount on your first tap wine purchase.
No vinyl? No problem. You can still take advantage of Denizen’s generous nightly happy hour from 4:00PM to 7:00PM by receiving $2 off all tap wines and beers along with $1 off snack offerings like Happy Valley Beef Jerky with chili paste, Honey-Roasted Nuts, and Pickled Cucumbers & Ramps from Chef John Poiarkoff (The Pines, Willow).
88 Roebling St, 929-337-6412, www.denizenbrooklyn.com, @denizenbrooklyn
Our Best Stories Delivered Daily