Because National Oreo Day is a thing, perhaps you'll want to pick up a pack from your local bodega. Or you can head to Midtown West today, where The Wayfarer kitchen will offer you their own house-made version instead. But if flapjacks are more to your taste, get ready for National Pancake Day on Tuesday with the Brooklyn Heights outpost of Friend of a Farmer. For lunch, they're offering pancake creations like Old Fashion Pumpkin Pancakes with toasted walnuts ($14) and Weston’s Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes ($15) beginning at 11:30 a.m.
On Tuesday, donate your money and your stomach at Brooklyn Feeds, a fundraiser for CHiPs and Neighbors Together, working towards fighting food insecurity and hunger in the borough. Over 20 restaurants will be donating a portion of the day's earnings, including Franny's, Chip Shop, Taco Dumbo and my beloved Applebee's.
All month, The Queens Kickshaw will be honoring International Women's Day with a series of fundraising events at their Astoria restaurant. On Wednesdays, they'll dedicate the sales from a selected draft line, donate 25% of all the bar sales, and on Thursdays they'll have female DJs in house. This Wednesday, they're also a stop on the Astoria March, a crawl of female-owned businesses in the area, and they'll be serving a special cocktail and beer for the evening.
Many will be eschewing meat during Lent, so allow some local restaurants to pick up the protein slack with special fish-centered Friday night meals. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House New York is doing a five-course feast this Friday ($150 plus tax and gratuity) at 7:30 p.m. with dishes like Achiote Charred Octopus, Alaskan King Crab and Bone-in Swordfish with charred tomato jus, salsa verde and marianted jicama. For dessert: Nutella Bread Pudding, because a little sin isn't a bad thing.