Thinking about normal things like eating and drinking and carrying on with your life seem tough right now. Trust me, I know. But endure we must, and sustenance is necessary for all the important work to be done. And also, it's fun and we could all use a little bit of that.

(Melissa Hom)

Fondue Like The French Do this evening at Maman in SoHo. From 7 - 9 p.m. the restaurant is hosting a fondue dinner for National Cheese Lover's Day today (a wonderful antidote to Inauguration Day), offering a prix fixe dinner centered around a three cheese fondue with roasted vegetables and croutons for dipping. The meal also includes canapes, salads, desserts and two glasses of much-needed wine for $65.

On Saturday, Craftbar hosts a Wild Game Dinner of three meaty dinner courses plus a dessert. The meal begins with rabbit mortadella, followed by wild boar tortelloni, a smoked venison leg and concluding with a maple custard with a phyllo nest and wild huckleberries. The meal runs $95 per person; email or call 212-461-4300 for reservations.


The era of poke celebrates one year this Saturday at Pokeworks, where they're celebrating their first birthday with $1 poke for the first 100 customers of the day. Beginning at noon, snap up the dollar fish dish if you get there early enough, or at the very least get a coupon or two for new locations opening next month near Grand Central and Union Square.

And finally, if you have breakfast on the brain—or need to fuel before this weekend's marchACME in NoHo begins brunch this weekend. Swing by for a Hot Grains Bowl with barley, quinoa, roasted squash, ricotta cheese and poached eggs ($16), Rigatoni with scallions, bacon, gutenberg cheese and an egg ($20) or get buzzed on cocktails like the Smokey Mary with mezcal, tequila, pickles and bacon ($14).