Greenwich village newcomer Villanelle offers two new reasons to stop by: lunch and an oyster happy hour. During the day the restaurant will serve dishes including Burrata with celery, unripe strawberry and husk tomato ($16) and a Deep Fried Egg with eggplant dashi, black trumpet and chive ($16). Then from 5:30 to 7 p.m., score six Glidden Point oysters and a drink for $15 Monday through Friday.
Elsewhere in happy hour land, Hell's Kitchen's new Greek spot Ousia is doing a "5 to 7 on 57th" menu between those hours that includes specials on drinks and bar snacks. Glasses of Greek wine are $7, as are cocktails including the Ousia Mule with cardamom-infused vodka, Aperol, lime and ginger beer. Draft beers will run you just $5 and bar snacks including citrus marinated Greek olives and a classic spanikopita spinach and feta pie are $7.
Some wine experts might argue there's no "right" or "wrong" season to drink a particular type of vino, but there's no doubting that rosé hits its peak during the warmer months. To mark the arrival of short sleeves season, all four locations of wine bar Vin Sur Vingt will be cutting the price of rosé bottles in half during the week until 7 p.m. The bar stocks wines from all over France, including vintages from Provence and Sancerre.
On Thursday, the Museum of Food and Drink explores the relationship between insects and Mexican cuisine by throwing a Mezcal and the Taste of Oaxaca event. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Museum, along with the Mexican Cultural Institute, will serve a variety of Oaxacan food and beverages while discussing the production of mezcal and the role of insects in crafting the spirit. Tickets $60.