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5 Exciting Things To Do & Eat In NYC Between January 19th-25th

Check out these restaurants, pop-ups, and special events all around NYC.

This week, you can attend the city’s favorite Jazz Fest or even do a high-end whiskey tasting while enjoying a whiskey-related comedy show. Add some fried chicken and Vietnamese-French pastries to the mix, and you should have plenty to keep you busy.

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa (Ora) Family Meal

For the rest of the month, Casa Ora is offering free (yes free) three-course prix fixe dinners for two in their heated tents for those experiencing food insecurity or the effects of recent layoffs in the hospitality industry. Parties of two can register to get one of the limited spots (no questions asked) and enjoy things like empanadas and chicken with arroz dulce, sofrito, and mushroom sauce. Spots are limited, so sign up here ASAP.

Bánh by Lauren Pop-Up at Wenwen

One of our most anticipated upcoming openings, Taiwanese spot Wenwen is hosting a weekend pop-up with Vietnamese-French pastry outfit Bánh By Lauren. You can stop by Saturday and Sunday starting at noon for bánh bò, pandan coconut chiffon slices, cake cups, macarons, and more.

Rare Whiskies and Comedy

Comedy clubs often try to get you liquored up in order to squeeze some extra laughs out of the old “Dating, am I right?” routine. Whiskey Stories understands this and is adding a little class to the formula with their Rare Whiskies and Comedy event this Friday. You’ll get to try four high-end scotch flights, each accompanied by a whiskey lesson and a comedic performance inspired by the label of each scotch.

Pecking House Pop-Up

As of today, Pecking House’s Brooklyn pop-up is officially up and running at Rosalu Diner in Clinton Hill. Stop by in the evening Wednesday through Sunday for fried chicken so good you’ll be out there holding up a boombox Say Anything-style in no time.

2022 Winter Jazz Fest

This year the Winter Jazz Fest has moved most of its programming online, so you can enjoy performances and panels while you fold laundry and eat takeout from a music-loving restaurant, such as Cafe Erzulie. The festival started on January 14th and runs until the 22nd, but you can still replay any broadcasts you missed and catch the tail end live this week.