If you happened to eat an entire watermelon five minutes ago and cannot currently imagine putting ONE morsel of food in your stomach for the rest of your life, bookmark this post and return in a few hours once that fruit washes out of you. For the rest of you, though, here's where to eat this week:
On Monday, West Village eatery Louro is hosting a Nashville-style Hot Chicken pop-up dinner, as part of the restaurant's weekly Nossa Mesa dinner party series. The BYO wine-and-beer meal allows diners to choose between a $15 half chicken or a $28 whole chicken served with white bread and bread-and-butter pickles. You can also opt for an assortment of $5 sides, including coleslaw, baked beans and deviled eggs. Dinner seatings begin at off at 6 p.m., and you can reserve a spot through the restaurant.
Also on Monday, Empellón Taquería in the West Village will be featuring its summer tacos as part of a special Taco Tasting dinner. For $55 per person, you can try offerings like Hamachi Ceviche made with habanero and local fruit; summer squash with pickled shrimp and pico de gallo; and sausage with pepper and onions. Diners are also treated to a complimentary margarita with their meal; you can reserve a spot through the restaurant.
Head to the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza on Tuesday for a free burger, courtesy of the crew behind A&E series "Wahlburgers." The Emmy®-nominated show, which follows the exploits of Wahlberg brothers (yes, those Wahlberg brothers) as they navigate running a hometown burger joint. Yep. Well, there are free burgers, at least—the A&E network (not the Wahlbergs) be handing out the complimentary grub from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
And on Wednesday, Edible Manhattan is teaming up with the Water Club in Kips Bay to throw a Seafood Soiree benefiting the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, which focuses on sustainable fisheries and seafood farming. A $75 ticket gets you an assortment of dishes prepared by the Water Club's kitchen, with dishes including tuna sliders, clam rolls, BBQ spare ribs and chowder shots; cocktails courtesy of the NY State Distillers, as well as Brooklyn Brewery beer and the Lenz Winery Wine will also be provided. The benefit runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; you can purchase your ticket online.