Looking for exciting things to do with your time this fall is like trying to find a Carhartt beanie at a sporting goods store that’ll make you seem rugged and trendy. Which is to say there are a lot of options. Check out this guide for some of the best ones, like a holiday market hosted by AAPI creatives and entrepreneurs, a four-course pasta feast with bottomless wine, and more.
This WIlliamsburg restaurant from the The Meat Hook team is now hosting a weekly four-course Italian-American dinner called Saucy Sundays. Tickets are $35 per person, but if you really want to make it a party, you can opt in to the bottomless wine add-on which will run you another $25. You need to make a reservation ahead of time, but whether or not you choose to spend your Sunday getting drunk and eating pasta is totally up to you.
After a devastating fire that forced this Prospect Heights BBQ joint to close, they’re finally back serving smoky meats in the neighborhood. The only difference is you’ll have to order it for takeout. Morgan’s Barbecue is now operating through a ghost kitchen at their sister restaurant Tiny’s Cantina, serving dishes like fatty brisket, pork ribs, apple pie, and cornbread from 5-11pm daily. You can place your online order directly through their website.
When it’s warmer than 65 degrees, people tend to make their way to this huge outdoor bar in Ridgewood. But for the winter months, Nowadays has started serving a brand new menu featuring warm dishes like tonkotsu and tantan ramen. Plus, it’s worth a visit for a DJ set, movie screening, or simply to have some drinks at a picnic table, sit in a heated yurt, or hang out around a fire pit. There’s plenty of room, so you probably won’t need a reservation (they’re open Wednesday through Sunday) even if you show up with a couple of friends.
Harry Potter Store
A free Harry Potter-themed food truck has made its way to Flatiron, offering things like golden scotch eggs, half moon pastries, and dark arts tarts on the corner of 25th and Broadway. If you’re a Potterhead, or just bored and looking for something free and fun to do with your time, it’ll be there through November 4th while supplies last.
One of the most exciting restaurants opening this fall in Williamsburg is hosting a pop-up before they officially get their kitchen up and running. All weekend long, Bonnie’s will be serving raw bar options with a Cantonese twist, plus cocktails and wine between 3-9pm. They’re only taking walk-ins, so show up early if you want to get in. And if you want to know about about the ex-Win Son chef who’s running it, check out our interview with him here.
ACE, a collective that uplifts emerging AAPI creatives and small businesses, is hosting a holiday market in Bushwick this weekend. The event will begin Saturday, November 6th and run through Sunday, November 7th, and you’ll be able to shop the vendor booths of 20+ artists, designers, and small business owners from all across NYC. A suggested donation of $5 is highly encouraged and goes to their non-profit partners, Women for Afghan Women and Sustainable United Neighborhood. They’ll also have music and an open bar, but you’ll need to RSVP here to get inside.
The Market Line
Hera, a roving tasting menu restaurant with a weekly guest slot at Winona’s, has announced a month-long residency at The Market Line. The first dinner will be hosted on Thursday, November 4th, and there is also an option for a wine pairing curated by Peoples Wine. Hera typically designs its menus around fresh produce and unexpected seasonal combinations, so this dinner party will probably involve lots of fruits, vegetables, and high-quality meats.