New season; new reason to indulge. Check out what’s happening in NYC this fall.
Note: There are a lot of new openings – add one to your weekend plans.
Wednesday, September 20th
Mighty Quinn’s BBQ x Founders Brewing Co. Introduce the Ultimate BBQ Beer Dish
Mighty Quinn’s partnered with Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. to introduce a new dish to the menu – Mighty Texas Red Chili. Created by Pit Master Hugh Mangum, the Mighty Texas Red Chili features two of Founders bestselling beers and will be available at all locations through winter.
Saturday, September 23rd
Taco Takeover at The Well Brooklyn
Taco Takeover is coming in hot. From the folks behind the nationally-touring Bacon and Beer Classic brings refreshing tequila cocktails and beer alongside original tacos from the best New York City chefs. Bob for churros, dance to a live Mariachi band, compete in a nacho eating contest – all in between bites. Choose from three 2.5-hour sessions on either Saturday or Sunday. General Admission tickets start at $55; VIP tickets start at $69, guaranteeing half-hour early entry and access to an exclusive guacamole bar. All tickets include a souvenir tasting glass. Tickets are available here.
The Well Brooklyn, 272 Meserole St, www.thetacotakeover.com, @thetacotakeover
Sunday, September 24th
il Buco’s “Sagra del Maiale” Sidewalk Pig Roast
The beloved il Buco on Bond Street will host its famed “Sagra del Maiale” sidewalk pig roast led by Chef Roger Martinez. From 12:00PM to 6:00PM, Bond Street will be partially blocked off as family, friends, and neighbors enjoy a festive afternoon with delicious barbecue bites, wine and seasonal beer on the cobblestone sidewalk outside of il Buco. Tickets can be purchased here.
47 Bond St, 212-533-1932, www.ilbuco.com, @ilbuco
Monday, September 25th
Barrel-Aged Cocktail Series at Circa Brewing Co.
Downtown Brooklyn’s brewery and restaurant, Circa Brewing Co. launched their barrel-aged cocktail series. Every week, Circa will be partnering with a different liquor brand and inviting guest bartenders to create a special cocktail that will fill one of eight wooden barrels that sit above the bar. The festivities begin at 7:00PM; guests are invited to enjoy fresh brews, wood-fired pizzas along with the custom cocktail.
- September 25th – Brooklyn Gin with guest bartender Damon Boelte (Grand Army)
- October 2nd – Mount Gay Rum (guest bartender TBD)
- October 16th – Michter’s with guest bartender John Holzinger
- October 23rd – Monkey Shoulder Whiskey with guest bartender Jen Marshall
141 Lawrence St, www.circabrewing.co, @circabrewingco
SUGARCANE raw bar grill
Samba Brands Management and Chef Partner Timon Balloo unveil SUGARCANE raw bar grill in the 150-year-old Empire Stores landmark building in the heart of the lively Dumbo neighborhood. The new 11,000-square-foot space, featuring an 18-seat bar and two large communal tables, offers globally-inspired small plates from three kitchens – an open fire grill, raw bar and traditional kitchen – such as fan-favorite Whole Roasted Chicken with truffled fingerling potatoes and a selection of daily market specials.
With one of the most robust rum selections available, SUGARCANE raw bar grill pays homage to its namesake with rum-inspired cocktails including the Tobacco Rum Old Fashioned with Mount Gay Black Barrel, maple, Angostura bitters and homemade cigar bitters; the Beet Mojito with beet-infused Flor de Caña rum and mint
55 Water St, www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com, @sugarcanerawbargrill
From Chef Julian Medina of Toloache, Tacuba, Coppelia, and Yerba Buena, La Chula opens his second location in Harlem – the first standing in Grand Central Station. The Mexico City-style taqueria serves up traditional tacos as well as ceviches, tortas, burritos, and of course… signature margaritas such as El Barrio with mezcal, roasted pineapple, agave, and lime.
137 E. 116th St, www.lachulanyc.com, @lachula_nyc
The partners behind Clinton Hill’s 17-year-old Tuscan restaurant, Locanda Vini e Olii introduces their latest concept situated in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The Roman trattoria will serve authentic dishes from Italy’s capital, with a focus on pinsa, an ancient Roman-style pizza made using a unique blend of wheat, rice flour and spelt, resulting in a thin, crispy crust.
Camillo (named after Count Camillo Negroni, the alleged original creator of the Negroni cocktail) boasts an exciting beverage program, led by Schall, featuring several variations on the famed Italian libation like the Mezcal Negroni and the Artichoke Negroni, spritzes, house-made vermouth and Amari, along with beer and wine on tap.
1146 Nostrand Ave., 718-576-6886, www.camillobk.com, @camillobk
Chef and restaurateur Jordan Andino of 2nd City, the prized Filipino Taqueria in the West Village, brings his Filipino heritage to the Upper East Side with the opening of Flip Sigi. At Flip Sigi, Andino draws inspiration from his grandmother’s traditional recipes and introduces New Yorkers to his personal, contemporary take on Filipino cuisine.
Taste customer-favorite dishes of its West Village counterpart like the Fresh Catch Fish Tacos with tamarind slurry, bird’s eye chili salsa, chicharrones and bok choy; and exclusive plates like the Filipino Underground Crunchwrap, a fun twist on Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme.
Sip the signature Calamansi Margarita, a riff on a classic margarita with Filipino citrus. Check out the graffiti wall mural designed by Andino’s mother, pop artist Joanna Garel and uncle.
1752 2nd Ave., 917-639-3262, www.flipsigi.com, @flipsigi
When Freek’s Mill and El Buho Mezcal collide, we get Claro, an Oaxacan-inspired spot helmed by co-chefs TJ Steele and Chad Shaner (Union Square Café), and designed by JT Stewart.
Steele’s vision shows up on the menu in dishes including barbacoa and nixtamal. He traveled throughout the Oaxaca region making barbacoa with many of the masters in every variety including red and white, made in pits on the ground with maguey leaves.
Made by hand in-house, masa is seen on the menu from the tortillas grilled on the clay comal to the beverages. Mezcal leads the bar program with an extensive list of offerings including El Buho as well as agave-based spirits and specialty cocktails.
284 3rd Ave., 347-721-3126, www.clarobk.com, @claro.bk
High Street on Hudson
The acclaimed neighborhood restaurant in the West Village shines light on their new domestic spirits and cocktail program, including the 36 Hours in Provence, with lavender-infused vodka, lemon and egg white and the Twenty-Four Dollar Purchase, with genever gin, elderflower, sweet vermouth and apricot bitters.
637 Hudson St, 917-388-3944, www.highstreetonhudson.com, @highstnyc
Tavern62 by David Burke
The award-winning chef’s latest concept is approaching its one-year anniversary next month. Swing by the first level of the townhouse where the bar action is – Featuring cocktails like the American 62, with Death’s Door gin, Scharffenberger Brut, rose water and lemon, alongside bar bites like Lobster Dumplings with spicy tomato-basil sauce, grilled Octopus Kebabs and the Tavern Burger with smoked cheddar. Settle in under pieces from Burke’s personal collection on display, such as the vintage Bugatti race model hanging over the bar.
135 E. 62nd St, 212-988-9021, www.tavern62.com, @tavern62
Previously an Arabian-French bistro, Au Za’atar has just introduced a new menu rebranding itself as a full Lebanese restaurant. Owner and chef Tarik Fallous, a Lebanon native, has created signature Lebanese dishes with an elevated flair inspired by his mother and the family recipes he experienced growing up. Menu can be paired with curated white and red selections representative of different regions throughout Lebanon and the country’s native grapes.
188 Avenue A, 212-254-4660, www.auzataar.com, @auzataar
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