Over the past few days, you may have accomplished goals like “respond to group text” and “don’t burn the beans.” And, as a reward, we think you deserve a little excitement in your life. Check out our round-up of pop-up dinners, special events, and parties happening in NYC between November 10th and November 14th.
On Thursday, November 11th, Sac’s Place in Astoria is hosting their 23rd annual Abruzzo Pastoral Night with an all-you-can-eat pig roast. The party starts at 7:30pm (although the spits start twirling outside around 7am), and reservations are required ahead of time. Call 718-204-5002 to book your $65 ticket.
Sunken Harbor Club
The recently revamped Gage & Tollner in Downtown Brooklyn is opening a bar on the second floor of their space this Saturday, November 13th called Sunken Harbor Club. If you hung out in Red Hook around the 2010s, you might recall the tiki project that ran pop-ups at Fort Defiance. Now they’ll have a permanent home to serve rum drinks and snacks to people waiting for tables at Gage & Tollner (or skipping Gage & Tollner and just having a date here).
This Lower East Side grab-a-burger, snarf-a-burger, carry-on-with-life spot from the Wildair and Contra team is collaborating with Dhamaka on a special this week. Stop by Mighties in the Market Line on Thursday, November 11th, and Friday, November 12th starting at noon to try their masala-spiced beef patty with mango chutney and yogurt mint sauce - plus some masala fries while you’re at it.
Starting this week, you can stop by Hearth in the East Village for live jazz on Monday nights. The music runs from 6:30-9:30pm. You are by no means required to dance in your seat like a tired uncle at a wedding, but feel free to anyway.
Uptown Night Market
This Thursday marks Uptown Night Market’s final event of the year (until writing this, we too forgot that 2021 is...almost over?). Stop by 12th Avenue and West 135th Street in West Harlem starting at 4pm to get some lumpia from Mama Silog and an oyster mushroom burger from Black Rican Vegan. You can check out the full list of vendors on their website.
If you’ve been desperately trying to introduce yourself to this sought-after chili fried chicken, you have another chance this weekend in the West Village. Pecking House, which is based in Fresh Meadows, is serving Szechuan peppercorn-laden drumsticks, salt and pepper duck drumettes, and duck heart skewers at Temperance Wine Bar on Saturday and Sunday. You can also order a fried chicken sandwich with foie gras if that falls under the jurisdiction of your generally deluxe approach to life. The pop-up is reservation only.