NYC Weekend Planner: December 27-29
Burger and a Beer
It’s the holiday season—a good excuse for a boozy lunch. Pop @ Pod in Midtown is serving up their *POP & PINT* $10 lunch special today though the weekend. You’ll get a draft beer (like Voodoo Pillzilla or Captain Lawrence Winter Ale), fries (think truffle parmesan or garlic rosemary), and signature sliders, including the Gobble Gobble or Invisible Burger for a ten spot.
Haute Hot Chocolate
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria has whipped-up a new, housemade hot chocolate that’s worth the $7 price tag. The indulgent sip is made with Guittard Chocolate from the oldest family-owned chocolate company in the U.S., and served with giant, housemade marshmallows.
Woks and Lox
Hit up Chinatown for the third annual Woks and Lox dinner party at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Chef duo Chichi Wang and Noah Arenstein are creating a meal that celebrates the “undeniable bond between Jews and Chinese.” There will be a Chinese auction, Bar-Mitzvah-esque partying, games and tons of delicious food. Get tickets and more info here.
If you’re looking for boozy way to whittle away a Saturday afternoon, Otto has the answer. The Greenwich Village restaurant from Mario Batali offers 90-minute, Saturday afternoon and evening wine classes. This weekend’s class: Discover: Intro to Italian Wine, will help you to navigate though those everlasting Batali wine lists and includes a chef’s selection of cheese and house-cured meats. Get more info and reserve a spot here.
It’s all about football (and football-related eating and drinking) on Sunday. Bottomzup Bar and Grill NYC in Murray Hill is a sports bar with a tailgate-inspired menu, a raw bar and an in-house sushi chef. Every Sunday the “Game Day Happy Hour” includes super cheap beer like $3 Coors Light and Miller Light drafts, pitchers for $10 and buckets for $15. There’s also shot specials to boot. It's a one-stop-shop for session drinking.
If football’s not your jam, Fatta Cuckoo on the Lower East Side plays host to a Sunday night Fatta Fried Chicken Celebration. There’s a chicken dinner for two that comes with two sides and two cocktails for $60 and a bird that feeds four with a bottle of wine for $120. The cozy vibe and killer menu makes this a neighborhood favorite.