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Special Events

Thursday, July 13th – Sip & Paint at The Paper Factory Hotel

Sip Paint at the Paper Factory Hotel

Enjoy a fun, social gathering for friends and family complete with paint brushes and booze. Each painter will receive a 16 x 20 blank canvas, paint and brushes, apron, and instructions from an experienced artist. Create your own unique painting with the help of red and white wine, Prosecco, soft drinks and bites from the “Tuscan Table” including imported and domestic cheese selection, various salads and antipasto. Tickets are $60 and available here.

37-06 36th St, Long Island City, 718-392-7200, www.paperfactoryhotel.com

Friday, July 14th – Bastille Day Cocktails & Bar Bites at Rotisserie Georgette

Bastille Day Cocktails Bites at Rotisserie Georgette

Celebrate French democracy with a Bastille Day BOGO – Buy one cocktail, and get one complimentary IF you can guess the ingredients of featured cocktails: La Piscine and La Guillotine. Sip a tasting flight of four rose selections while snacking on complimentary bar bites like savory madeleines, feather-light French cakes sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt. Délicieux!

14 E. 60th St, 212-390-8060, www.rotisserieg.com, @rotisseriegeorgette

Friday, July 14th – Free Sake and Wine Pairings for Tempura Matsui’s Second Anniversary

Free Sake and Wine Pairing for Tempura Matsuis Second Anniversary

From now until Saturday, July 22nd, the intimate, high-end Japanese restaurant will offer a complimentary sake and wine pairing to all guests indulging in one of three dinner omakase tasting menus, including a sakazuki appetizer, seasonal seafood and vegetable tempura, rice, and dessert – all prepared before your eyes by tempura-chef Kiyoshi Chikano.

222 E. 39th St, 212-986-8885, www.tempuramatsui.com, @tempuramatsui

Friday, July 14th – Rosé Bar Pop-Up at The Gallery at Rainbow Room

Rosé Bar Pop Up at the Gallery at Rainbow Room

Rosé above Rockefeller Center? We’re in. Surround yourself with spectacular city views while sipping some pink. The pop-up features a raw bar serving The Frisky Oyster, six raw oysters topped with rosé granita, candied grapefruit and pink peppercorn; boozy bites like the Champagne Donut Bouquet topped with rosé sorbet, champagne icing and gold dust; and rosé cocktails such as Rosé Ripple Float and Watermelon Rosé Sangria. Visit on these special summer nights: July 14th, 21st, 24th, 28th.

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Fl, 212-632-5000, www.rainbowroom.com, @rainbowroomnyc

Tuesday, July 18th – $18 Burger, Bourbon & Beer Deal at HandCraft Kitchen & Cocktails

$18 Burger Bourbon Beer deal at Handcraft Kitchen Cocktails

Swing by the industrial-chic bar and eatery every Tuesday from 4:00PM to 11:00PM for latest special: Burger, Bourbon and Beer – that’s the HandCraft burger, plus any draft beer and shot of Jim Beam Single Barrel for $18. Beer flights are available, too – Choose three beers for $15, or six beers for $25.

367 Third Ave., 212-689-3000, www.handcraftnyc.com, @handcraft_nyc

Now Open

The Pool and The Pool Lounge inside NYC’s Seagram Building

Major Food Group unveiled its breathtaking restoration of the landmark Pool Room at the former Four Seasons Restaurant, now to be known as THE POOL. THE POOL’s new cocktail lounge, named The Pool Lounge, features a handmade bar “crafted of mother of pearl,” will become the destination to enjoy inventive, fruit-focused cocktails under separate reservation. Major Food Group’s Beverage Director, Thomas Waugh designed a cocktail menu with highlights including “mango” and “cucumber.” To complement the cocktails, there will be a selection of perfectly cooked crispy bar snacks along with a selection from Chef and Partner Rich Torrisi’s seafood-centric POOL menu like lush toasts, pristine raw items, oysters and caviar.

99 E. 52nd St, 212-375-9001, www.thepoolnewyork.com

The Sosta

TOMORROW! 11AM! FIRST 30 PEEPS GET A FREE SMALL BOWL OF PASTA!

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Opening tomorrow, the Italian fast-casual corner joint powered by Samantha Wasser (By Chloe) and Chef Ali LaRaia boasts authentic fare inspired by Italy’s unique regions and cuisines, with a focus on making fresh pasta daily. The restaurateur-chef duo offers a made-to-order selection of salads, sandwiches, antipasti, and pasta. Come through with the evening crowd – Sip a spritz then finish a wine carafe (with the girls, of course). Pick on the Antipasto Board with freshly baked foccacia, pecorino, prosciutto etc. etc. Lounge on the pale pink banquettes, and snap the neon sign that says “Mangiano, Baby!”

186 Mott St, www.thesosta.com, @thesosta

Vida Verde

From the makers and shakers of Tanner Smith’s, comes a taste of Mexican life, food and culture all in the center of Manhattan. The convivial bi-level space highlights cocktails featuring fresh Mexican ingredients, as well as, a contemporary Mexican menu inspired by Chef Hugo Orozco’s hometown of Mazatlan, Mexico. Guzzle some signature cocktails like Vida Verde with snap pea infused mezcal, yellow chartreuse, lemon, sour orange and tarragon; Fake News with Ketel One, Pisco Gobernador, tequila blanco, cocchi americano, fennel and grapefruit bitters; and Good Neighbor Policy with Plantation 3 Star Rum, J.M. Rhum Agricole Blanc, strawberry, rhubarb lime and sorrel. Be nice and share the Loaded Guacamole and a platter of tacos with the table.

248 W. 55th St, 646-590-2034, www.vidaverdeny.com, @vidaverde

New Menus

Brunch Drinks & Dishes at Loring Place

Brunch Drinks Dishes at Loring Place

For the babes who brunch: Make Loring Place your new weekend hangout. Fill up on Pistachio Morning Buns and house-made Cheddar Waffles & Eggs topped with smoked ham and cherry pepper hollandaise. Pair your plate with one, or three classic brunch cocktails such as a Bloody Mary with LiV vodka, organic tomato and celery; Mimosa with Bedell Blanc de Blancs, grapefruit and elderflower; Sbagliato with Château de Brézé Crémant, Campari, Amaro Montenegro and Atsby vermouth; and finally, Shandy with Threes Brewing Saison, clementine, Limoncello and Contratto aperitif. Now available Saturday and Sunday from 11:00AM to 2:30PM

21 W. 8th St, 212-388-1831, www.loringplacenyc.com, @loringplace

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