A very meat-centric dinner unfolds on Friday at Riverpark, Tom Colicchio's pretty restaurant/urban farm on East 29th Street. The restaurant is reviving the Beefsteak tradition for one night, with a bacchanalian celebration of bourbon, beer and beef—eaten by hand. Guests should expect a three course, family-style dinner ($150) with dishes including leg of lam, standing rib roast, bone marrow and potato gratin, plus desserts including bananas foster and coconut cake. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. there'll be live music, plus Four Roses Bourbon, craft beer and a BYO wine option if you pay the corkage fee. Call the restaurant (212-729-9790) for reservations.

There are two new brunch options for day drinkers launching this weekend, beginning with a very French affair at Bushwick newcomer Le Garage. On the menu: a Croque Madame ($13), Pain Perdu ($9) with roasted pineapple and a Pork Cheese Sandwich ($12) with satay and mixed greens. Over in Manhattan, Louie and Chan are also all about that brunch with dishes like a Lamb Burger topped with smoked mozzarella, pickled chiles, chives aioli, and tobacco onions and Lobster Toast, with avocado, pea sprouts and baby greens on dark rye sourdough bread.

For most people, karaoke is a late-night activity following one too many tequila shots. But Insa, the newly launched Korean BBQ and karaoke spot in Gowanus, is taking the activity daytime, launching a karaoke lunch this Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon. Nosh on Korean barbecue meats then head into one of their festive karaoke rooms and keep the party going with kimchi-wasabi Bloody Mary ($12 with vodka, $10 with soju) or a Strong Island Ice Tea ($12) with white rum, coconut creme, passionfruit, peach, cardamon bitters and iced black tea.

(Nicole Franzen)

Surfer-themed Pizza Beach is opening up their Lower East Side location to students of the pie with pizza-making classes on Sunday evening. For $60 per person you'll learn to make their hand-crafted pizzas while simultaneously noshing on their salads and an unlimited well of their pizzas and wine. During the two-hour class, choose to make a pie from their menu or use your culinary creativity to design a pie of your own from their many toppings.

Blue Water Grill, the stately-looking restaurant holding court on Union Square West, launches a "Sunday Feast" dinner option for those who'd like to finish out the weekend on a robust note. For dinner service on Sundays, there's now a $58 four course, family-style dinner, which will change its theme each month. For April, it's all about seafood, with dishes including Crab Bloody Mary, Calendar Island Mussels Casino and Lardo-Draped Scallops.