An all-you-can-eat meal should always come with free drinks, and this week you can take your pick from a variety of bottomless, boozy dinners. Whether you prefer to sip negronis while out to sea, down copious cachaça with your pizza, or bring out your inner Marie Antoinette with some champagne, this week's food events are best enjoyed with a cold drink in hand.
Start the week off with a boozy pizza party at The Garret East on Monday night (TONIGHT!), courtesy of Taste the Style and Hot Girls Eating Pizza (yeah, that's a thing). The party is supposedly BYOV—bring your own vinyl—but whether or not they'll actually have a turntable for you to play it on remains unclear. Either way, there will be all the free pizza you can eat courtesy of Williamsburg Pizza, and if you get there early the bar will be completely gratis thanks to Yaguara Cachaça, who will be serving up Brazilian cocktails from 7-8 p.m.
Switch up your usual dinner plans and hop on the Clipper City on Monday for dinner and drinks at sea, provided by DANTE. The schooner departs from The Battery at 7 p.m. with an Italian Riviera-inspired menu, including beet gazpacho and roasted gamberetto, paired with negronis, all of which will be served topside. In addition to food and drink, the two-hour ride guarantees prime views of the city and a clear summer sunset. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased here.
On Wednesday, nosh on Australian/Indian fusion at Flinders Lane, which will be co-hosting a charity dinner alongside Babu Ji. Two seatings—at 6:15 and 8:30 p.m.—guarantee you won't miss out on the six-course tasting menu, which includes delicacies like grilled kangaroo, coconut scallop curry, and Milo ice cream, each paired with wine. Best of all, $20 from each $75 ticket will benefit The Bowery Mission. To purchase tickets, call 212-228-6900.
(Le Coq Rico)
If you're still craving champagne and chocolate after last weekend's Bastille Day celebrations, Thursday provides you with two opportunities to get your fix. In honor of Marie Antoinette, French bistro Le Coq Rico will be serving up a special Lady Antoinette cocktail ($15) that incorporates all of the former queen's loves (excluding class warfare): chocolate, macarons, and potatoes, which were apparently all the rage in eighteenth-century France. If champagne is more your speed, Wallflower will be offering half-price bubbly all day long.
For those who prefer rice-based spirits, Court Tree Collective and Sweets & Bitters are hosting a sake dinner, also on Thursday night. The menu is subject to change, but will likely include pickled vegetables, wild cod, and sorbet, paired with six different kinds of sake. In addition to dinner and drinks, there will be a discussion about how sake is made, which sake varieties to pair with different foods, and how to understand sake labels and menus. Tickets are $75, but use the code COURTTREE to get a $10 discount off your order. Purchase tickets here.