Fancy Cantonese spot Hakkasan New York has begun a prix fixe lunch service focused on the restaurant's excellent dim sum, as well as an a la carte menu. The Dim Sum Lunch ($39) includes seven dishes including har gau dumplings, Chilean seabass daikon roll, scallop shumai, and roast duck pumpkin puffs. Each meal comes with a pot of green or jasmine tea and a choice of three desserts to finish.

A reminder that it's Grand Street Restaurant Week Monday through Sunday this week. Restaurants on the stretch of street in Williamsburg will offer inexpensive prix fixe lunches and/or dinners, with cuisine options ranging from Indian to Mexican, Russian to Italian. There are 13 restaurants participating this year, with prices ranging from $9-15 for a two-course lunch meal and $12-30 for a three-course dinner meal.

Another week-long special event celebrates the witticisms of Dorothy Parker, the American poet, short story writer, and critic who inspired New York Distilling Company's proprietary gin. Columbus Circle restaurant Center Bar has devoted a week to honoring the late Parker's life through a special gin-based cocktail menu created by female mixologists around NYC. Stop by anytime between August 21st and August 27th for cocktails like the "Honey, I'm Under The Host" with Dorothy Parker gin, KAS Krupnikas, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth and Fernet Branca, created by Jena Ellenwood of The Queens Kickshaw.

Stop by Win Son in East Williamsburg on Monday evening for a special burger pop-up featuring food from Win Son's Trigg Brown, Joint Venture's Danny Newberg and Burger Supreme's Mark Gravel. The event takes places from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a Double Stack Burger from Gravel, a Fish Burger from Danny, and a Tartare Burger from Brown. A DJ set by Space People is also on the menu.

082117modlove.JPG
(Modern Love)

Sister vegan outlets Orchard Grocer and Modern Love Brooklyn are throwing an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday with all proceeds supporting the Ali Forney Center for LGBTQ Youth. Stop by Orchard Grocer's Lower East Side store between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to purchase soft serve made from cashews, olive oil and fruit in Vanilla Bean and Strawberry Fields flavors.

For those who work alternative schedules, like bartenders and servers, Butter & Scotch in Crown Heights is throwing a boozy industry brunch on Tuesday like a mid-week Sunday Funday. From noon to 3 p.m., owner Allison Kave will be making free cocktails from the Campari catalogue (which includes Appleton Estate Rum, Russell's Reserve Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Aperol, and Cynar), alongside the bar-bakery's decadent egg sandwiches served on fluffy biscuits.