A well-rounded diet is a spin on our doughnut wheel! How are you celebrating #NationalDoughnutDay? 📸: @maggiemarguerite
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Head to Charlie Palmer Steak in Midtown for something other than a ribeye during brunch, when they're serving an eclectic menu of steakhouse classics mixed with egg dishes. In particular, they're pushing around a Mimosa and Bloody Mary cart, stocked with traditional pairings like prosecco and orange juice, with more unusual juices like quince and pear. Their Doughnut Wheel (pictured above, $12) comes with three types of doughnuts with chocolate, caramel and raspberry dipping sauces.
Elsewhere in brunchville, Out East in the East Village tackles seafood for the midday weekend meal. The Lobster Avocado Toast with green goddess dressing sounds both delicious and photogenic; their Montauk Egg Sandwich on sesame seed bun comes with bacon, egg, tomato and fontina cheese; and even their meat gets a touch of the sea with a Steak Frites dish with seaweed butter.
The Tribeca and Hell's Kitchen locations of Añejo are putting on a Pineapple Festival for the month of August. Executive Chef Ricardo Camacho explores all the ways to cook the fruit, creating pineapple guacamole, pineapple glazed al pastor chicken wings and boozy pineapple mezcal popsicles, along with a giant pineapple cocktail served in the fruit itself.
Via Roberta's' website
Learn to make Roberta's singular pies at classes happening Sunday, August 6 and Sunday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You'll learn the "secrets" to making the pies from the restaurant's "top pizzaiolos," which you can then recreate at your home (if you have a wood-burning oven, that is). Email email@example.com to reserve a space, which'll cost you $125 for the pizza plus beer and wine.
Celebrate Jamaican Independence Day at the SoHo and East Village locations of Miss Lilys on Sunday, when the restaurants will be serving a special brunch and dinner menus plus a live Reggae steel drum band on the sidewalk outside both spots from 2 to 4 p.m. For brunch, they'll offer a Traditional Jamaican Breakfast (Ackee & Saltfish Egg Scramble, Callaloo, Plantains and Festivals, $16) and bottomless Jah Mai Tais ($35). For dinner, it's an All You Can Eat "Jerk Fest" (chicken, pork belly or salmon) with jerk corn, watermelon salad, cucumber escovitch and mango chutney.