A Miami-based restaurant will be throwing a one-weekend-only hot chicken pop-up on Saturday's and Sunday's Smorgasburgs in Williamsburg and Prospect Park. Bird & Bone chef Richard Hales will be serving up the fiery bird—made with Florida Honey, House Mustard, Cucumber Pickle and Zak the Baker Country Bread—alongside Watermelon with Wife Hales' Homemade Pepper Jelly, and Yellow Mustard & Black Pepper Potato Salad at the weekend Smorgs.
Sweet tooths take note of Sunday's Chocolate Fest at the 92nd Street Y, where they're gathering tons of chocolate and chocolate personalities together for an epic one-day feast. Expect bonbons, ice cream, origin chocolate, cheese and chocolate pairings, plus the opportunity to be the first in NYC to sample Bonnat's Selva Maya chocolate. There'll be a "personal chocolate shopper" on hand, as well as chocolate book authors like Megan Giller, an expert in craft chocolate.
For a coffee shop, East One in Carroll Gardens has an impressive food lineup. Try it on for size during their new happy hour, which runs a schedule-friendly Monday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. During those times they'll be offering $1 oysters and $6 pints of draft beer, after which you can stick around for their dinner menu that includes dishes like Pozole Verde ($16) with pork and Blackened Salmon ($22) with hoppin john and spring garlic.
Bed-Stuy's Alice Arbor celebrates five years on Saturday by throwing a big anniversary party starting at 8 p.m. Stop by for free mango-ginger mojitos and hors d'oeuvres, plus live music until the DJ takes over at 10 p.m. They're promising a raffle with some prizes that hopefully include free versions of their customizable Mac & Cheese.
It's riches of rice on Sundays starting this weekend at Chelsea's La Sirena, one of the latest in the Mario Batali/Joe Bastianich empire. Paella Sundays means unlimited paella on the restaurant's patio, including "Gran Paella "(chicken, lamb, jamón, razor clams, oysters, charred lemon) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $20. There are options to add on a selection of five snacks ($14 per person) and glasses of sangria, beer and the restaurant's seasonal gin and tonics are just $7.