Crown Heights bar/bakery hybrid Butter & Scotch hosts a Monday night pop-up from BarBa, a new concept from the folks behind Rosco's Pizzeria. Swing by between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. for Stuffed Fried Olives with Gorgonzola or Italian Sausage and Parmesan ($5), Vegan Mushroom Arancini ($7), Fried Dough Pizza ($6, see above) and other red sauce-type Italian treats. Secure a reservation by calling 347-350-8899.
A benefit for the victims of Hurricane Harvey unfolds Monday evening at The Spaniard. The West Village pub hosts Texas chefs including Joaquin Baca of Brooklyn Star and Ash Fulk of Hill Country, who'll be preparing Texas-type dishes along the lines of fried shrimp baskets and brisket sandwiches. Plates of food will be available walk-up/a la carte, with proceeds from each dish donated to the Houston Food Bank. A silent action will also take place and bidding items include a basket of rare whiskies, dinner for 10 at Upland, and other unique items. The event takes place between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Over at Parklife in Gowanus, the teams behind El Atoradero, Emily, Court Street Grocers, Andrew's Classic Roadside Hamburgers and others will team up for a benefit for the Community Foundation of the USVI to assist those affected by Hurricane Irma. At the event, purchase tickets—prices range from $20 for three tickets up to $200 for 50 tickets—that can be redeemed for one food item, a drink, a raffle ticket, or towards purchase of a t-shirt. The event promises collaborative cheeseburger tacos, giant sandwiches, burgers, beers from Brooklyn Brewery and "painkillers by the gallon" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Burmese Soup (courtesy Queens Dinner Club)
The Queens Dinner Club will Journey to The Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night, presenting cuisines from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar Bamboo Lounge beneath the Astor Room at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Chef Myo Lin Thway of food stand Burmese Bites will be serving chicken keema palata, a flatbread with spicy ground poultry, and ohno kaukswe, a coconut chicken noodle soup with red curry. Kababish restaurant will be making katakat, goal offal with onions, garlic and ginger; vegetable samosas and poori will be offered up by Merit Kabab Palace; and finally, Bangladeshi eatery Boishakhi will serve saag chingri, bindi masala and vegetable biryani. Tickets $45.
The Joy Of Sake event will stock Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea with nearly 400 varieties of sake on Wednesday evening, offering connoisseurs and novices alike the opportunity to find their favorite. Oremium daiginjo, ginjo and junmai sakes will be on hand, including 217 not available in the USA outside of the event. There will also be food from restaurants including Ivan Ramen, 15 East, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Sakagura and others. Tickets $110 and include unlimited sake samples and food.
All week long, the NYC location of Hakkasan celebrates Golden Week, the observance of the founding of China, with a special collaborative menu between Hakkasan Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee and StreetXO Executive Chef David Muñoz. The duo have created a Chinese and Spanish-inspired menu that includes lamb, chocolate, and mint dumplings; stir-fry ribeye beef gnocchi with lily bulb; enoki mushroom noodle; three ways crispy egg fried rice with paprika; and a dessert of calamansi curd with orange and tarragon sorbet, and tomato crémeux. The special cocktail, pictured above, is the Oriental Frontera, made with Belvedere vodka, plum sauce infused fino Sherry, pink grapefruit, chilli, and Hakkasan sweet and sour. The menu is available September 25 to October 22 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.