OH GOD IT'S HERE, WINTER'S HERE, IT WILL NEVER BE WARM AGAIN, EVERYBODY PANIC. Your only chance at survival is to stuff your body full of brisket, gravy, and alcoholic beverages, as has been recommended by leading members of the medical community . Thankfully, there's ample opportunity to do that this week, with a few food-friendly events promising to fill your body with hot sustenance. Here's where to go:
On Monday, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Harlem location is kicking off its new Hard Hat Lunch Specials. Dishes like Sloppy Joes and Deep Fried Burger Sliders will be available for $10 or less along with regular lunch specials, and they'll be rotating the dishes out daily. The deal will be available Monday through Friday, and you don't have to show up in a hard hat to indulge.
Also on Monday, Rhône Valley Wines is hosting a "Makin' It: Pairing Passions" pop-up dinner at Sons of Essex on the Lower East Side. The dinner includes dishes by celebrity chef Don Peavy paired with wines curated by Eleven Madison Park sommelier Caleb Ganzer. There will also be a performance by local artist Lady Circus along with "other surprises to come." The dinner costs $125 and kicks off at 7 p.m.; you can purchase your ticket online.
Head to Tribeca on Wednesday for more wine, when Les Vins Georges Duboeuf hosts a Beaujolais Nouveau harvest celebration at Tribeca Rooftop. Sample Beaujolais reds, Mâconnais whites, and some new harvest selections, and enjoy live music rom jazz and gypsy swing band The Bailsmen. Bites from the likes of Beecher's Handmade Cheese and The Crepes Truck will be available for purchase. Tickets cost $45 and the event runs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; purchase your ticket online.
And on Thursday, head to Queens for the 3rd Annual Taste of Woodside, hosted by non-profit group Woodside on the Move. About 18 local restaurants are expected to participate, though the list has not yet been announced, and there will be a photo show on display. The event takes place at the St. Sebastian’s School auditorium on 58th Street near Woodside Avenue, runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and costs $25 to attend; contact the organization directly for tickets.