Lady's, the new Downton Brooklyn restaurant serving honey butter pizza, brings their pies to your weekend hangovers with the launch of their new brunch this Saturday. Instead of honey, it's Maple Butter Pizza with calabrian chili and sea salt; Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Pizza with mozzarella di Bufala, country ham and hen egg; and Funghi y Uovo Pizza with wild mushroom, hen egg, pecorino and thyme. Non pizza dishes include a Frittata with confit potato, caramelized shallot, arugula and smoked trout and Baked Eggs with polenta, braised chicken, butter and roasted tomato. Don't skip out on the Lady's Bloody Mary, which is made with with vodka, San Marzano tomato juice, calabrian chili, clam juice.
Astoria's Studio Square hosts Wingfest: Queens! this weekend, offering drumettes and flappers from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens as chosen by Time Out New York. Spots including Austin's Ale House, Flattops, Mokja and Munch will be serving their takes on the bar food staple, and attendees also get two "D.E.W. & a Brew" boilermakers, featuring a shot of Tullamore D.E.W. and a beer from Bronx Brewery. The Fest kicks off at 11 a.m.; tickets $35.
Elevation Charcuterie and Artisan Meats (Facebook)
Charcuterie Masters returns following a successful initial run last year, taking over Flushing Town Hall for the evening this Saturday. It's part meat celebration and part competition for charcuterie makers around the country (and Canada), who'll assemble their finest sausages, salamis, bacons, lardos, prosciutto, and pâtés for the event, plus NYC chefs making charcuterie-type dishes. General Admission tickets are only $60 and include unlimited samples of meat (sweats are free), plus wines, beers, and ciders from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
(courtesy Bronx Brewery)
The Bronx Brewery is throwing a Live Life No Resolutions Party party on Saturday evening meant as a "celebration of all things indulgence, as we embrace making plans in the new year, not resolutions." Beginning at 7 p.m., head over for beers (two are included in the $35 ticket) and a sandwich from Arthur Ave's Mike's Deli (a choice of eggplant parm, italian combo or the "No Resolutions Special"). There will also be cigars, a DJ, a gif booth and other party-type experiences.
(courtesy Left Bank)
Timpano, the baked "pasta cake" made famous by Big Night, leaps off the screen and onto your plate this Sunday at Left Bank in the West Village. Their version, which they've been offering on a limited basis for years, includes fresh garganelli, meatballs, pork sausage, spinach, broccoli rabe, prosciutto cottoo, sopressata, mozzarella, fresh ricotta, aged provolone, hardboiled eggs, and tomato sauce. That whole mess of ingredients is encased in pasta, baked in a cast iron enameled "basin" and then sliced like a cake. Get a slice with a winter caesar salad for $25.
Sunday evening, fellow FCI grads Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu and Tyler Kord of No. 7 Restaurant join forces for a 6-course family-style tasting menu that's centered around broccoli. Dishes include Fried Char Sui Broccoli Florets with dill and grapefruit; Broccolini, Pressed Tofu and Peanuts; and Roti Double Decker Broccoli Tacos. Reservations ($50) are available on Resy.