On Monday, get a head start on Hanukkah at the eighth annual Latke Festival at the Brooklyn Museum. Dozens of restaurants will be frying up their take on the dish, ranging from classic potato pancakes with applesauce to sweet potato latkes to Veselka's award-winning latke mushroom julienne. The tickets include all the latkes you can eat, plus beer, wine, and cocktails. Purchase tickets ($70) here—they're going fast.
Beginning on Monday and running until Friday, Williamsburg's Bunk Sandwiches will be offering a buy-one-get-one deal. Each day's BOGO deal is different and is announced the day of—but likely offerings include the restaurant's pulled beef sloppy joe, an albacore tuna melt, and a meatball parmigiano hero.
On Tuesday, Thelma On Clinton is hosting a Cajun-style pop-up with live jazz, cocktails, and a ton of food. They're serving up lard bread with pickle butter, a red bean and chicken liver ragout, a foie gras po' boy, and chicken-fried quail. You can wash all that down with a few cocktails, like the Goat's Milk Punch, made of white whiskey, fennel, celery, and tangerine or the Roffignac, a gin cocktail with concord grape shrub, lemon, and soda. Keep in mind the food is meant to be shared—tickets are $39 a head and can be purchased here.
Drink up for a good cause at Huertas's Wednesday night tiki-themed fundraiser. The restaurant will be donating 25 percent of proceeds to Drive Change NYC, a nonprofit that provides restaurant and hospitality training to formerly incarcerated individuals. There are three tiki drink options, each priced at $15: the Mai Tai, made with rum and curaçao; a Saturn Cocktail made with gin, passion fruit, falernum, and lemon; and the East India cocktail, made with brandy, vodka, blue curaçao, and pineapple. They'll also be serving up a few specials: Spam tortillas, jamón and pineapple croquetas, and a salt cod poké.
And on Thursday, Little Choc Apothecary in Williamsburg is having an early Christmas dinner. The five-course vegan menu includes an arugula and beet salad, charred eggplant dip with corn thyme bread, broccoli cheddar soup, and cranberry-glazed seitan on a bed of roasted potatoes. Tickets ($85) cover the meal and homemade mulled wine and can be purchased here.