Five years after it opened (without power) the week of Hurricane Sandy, Left Bank in the West Village will be celebrating with a candlelit dinner on Tuesday evening with 10% of the night's sales being donated to Best Friends Animal Society, a rescue organization helping animals in NYC in addition to places impacted by hurricanes. For the evening, chef and owner Laurence Edelman will serve a throwback menu that includes dishes he served back in 2012 like jambalaya with shrimp, homemade sausage and chicken and crab. There'll also be a speciality cocktail, "Red Sky At Night," made with whiskey, rosé and allspice.
Italienne in the Flatiron hosts Coppersea Distillery on Tuesday evening for a heritage pork and spirits menu featuring pigs fed exclusively with whiskey mash. The six-course menu includes dishes like black pepper pappardelle with hand cut pork ragu paired with a Bonticou Crag Manhattan and housemade pork sausage with borlotti beans and bacon served with a Big Angus Sour. The pork menu is available for $125, with a cocktail pairing for $72 and a one ounce pour pairing for $48. Reservations can be made online or by calling 212-600-5139.
Celebrate Halloween at Sunday In Brooklyn with a Freak Show Party at the Williamsburg restaurant. This costumes-required party features cocktails by bar manager Claire Sprouse and food from executive chef Jaime Young, plus pumpkin "kegs," side show acts, tarot card readings and lots of festive music. Tickets for the party are $45 and include two cocktails, party punch, and passed and stationary food.
Porterhouse at Salt + Charcoal
Williamsburg's Salt + Charcoal observes Halloween by screening terrifying Japanese cult horror films in its downstairs space beginning at 5 p.m. The restaurant will be showing Ringu (The Ring), Juon (The Grudge) and Dark Water and will also offer one free glass of hot sake to each diner. Pair that with one of Chef Tadaaki Ishizaki's Japanese-style dry aged beef dishes, like the 50 Day Jyukusei Porterhouse Steak pictured above.
Cocktail bar Coup—which donated profits to organizations threatened by the Trump administration—hosts its first pop-up since closing in late September. On Tuesday, Mother of Pearl, Cienfuegos, and Amor y Amargo in the East Village will all be satellite "Coups," with 100% of the money raised from cocktail sales/donations being donated to relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Attendees are encouraged to dress up and go on a mini bar crawl throughout the evening.
Stuff your face with orbed meats for a worthy cause on Wednesday at the second annual Movember Ball event taking place at the Refinery Rooftop in Midtown. Hosted by In Good Company Hospitality, the event is a meatball tasting competition between restaurants including Trademark Taste + Grind, Louie and Chan, Atwood, and seven others, with proceeds benefiting the Movember Foundation, which raises funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. Tickets are $25 and the event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.