Upcoming food and drink events in New York City:

Memorial Day Doughnut Sandwich

The doughnut fried chicken sandwich. (Courtesy of Root & Bone)
The doughnut fried chicken sandwich. (Courtesy of Root & Bone)

Saturday, May 27–Monday, May 29 During Memorial Day weekend, American Southern restaurant Root & Bone (RootnBone.com) and The Doughnut Project (TheDoughnutProject.com) are offering a special treat: fried chicken stuffed between two halves of a maple bourbon Tabasco glazed doughnut. $15 for fried chicken sandwich, $3.75 for doughnut.

Root & Bone
200 E. Third St. (at Avenue B)
East Village

The Doughnut Project
10 Morton St. (between Bedford & Bleecker streets)
Greenwich Village

Guest Pitmasters at Hill Country Barbecue

(Courtesy of Hill Country Barbecue)
(Courtesy of Hill Country Barbecue)

Tuesday, May 30–Thursday, June 8 To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the central Texas-style barbecue restaurant is hosting a 10-day lineup of guest pitmasters to create new dishes. The guest chefs will include Rachel Ray, Marc Murphy, Michael White, and Justin Smillie. Each night will also feature live musical performances. Reservations are recommended. HillCountry.com

Hill Country Barbecue Market
30 W. 26th St. (between Broadway & Sixth Avenue)
Flatiron

Lobster Salad at Luke’s Lobster 

Luke's Lobster wild Maine lobster and blueberries salad. (Courtesy of Luke's Lobster)
Luke’s Lobster wild Maine lobster and blueberries salad. (Courtesy of Luke’s Lobster)

Through summer For the sunny season, Luke’s Lobster is serving the Wild Blue Salad with chilled lobster tail, pickled wild Maine blueberries, arugula, shredded red cabbage, white beans, roasted sunflower seeds, and honey balsamic vinaigrette. $15. LukesLobster.com

All Luke’s Lobster locations

Riis Park Beach Bazaar in the Rockaways

Through Tuesday, Sept. 5 Starting this weekend, the summer season begins at the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. The Riis Park Beach Bazaar will feature live music and food vendors such as Samesa with Middle Eastern food, Ample Hills Creamery ice cream, Coney Shack Asian-inspired tacos, Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, and Cuisine by Claudette’s Moroccan-inspired fare. RiisParkBeachBazaar.com

Riis Park Beach Bazaar
16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway, Queens 

Bryant Park Friday Picnics With Hester Street Fair Eats

Fridays through Sept. 1 Every Friday, Bryant Park is hosting a cultural performance free to the public. Hester Street Fair will curate food vendors, such as Campfire Canoli, ThaiBird (fried chicken curry), Taiyaki (soft-serve ice cream in a fish-shaped waffle cone), and Parantha Alley (Indian rotis with fillings). Beer and wine can be purchased and picnic blankets will be distributed. HesterStreetFair.com

Bryant Park
Fifth Avenue between 40th & 42nd streets 
Midtown

Guinea Fowl at Le Coq Rico 

Ongoing Le Coq Rico is now serving guinea fowl, a breed of chicken close to wild birds. They are pasture-raised for 130 days at Mauer’s Mountain Farms in the Catskills to provide a firmer texture and richer flavor. The dishes include roasted guinea fowl; slow-cooked guinea fowl egg with green pea hummus; and the Ile Flottante made with guinea fowl eggs. LeCoqRicoNYC.com

Le Coq Rico
30 E. 20th St. (between Park Avenue South & Broadway)
Flatiron

Blue Ribbon Restaurants Reopens Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden

Japanese skewers at Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden. (Steve Hill)
Japanese skewers at Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden. (Steve Hill)

Ongoing Blue Ribbon’s rooftop beer garden atop the Sixty LES Hotel has reopened as the Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden. The Japanese-themed rooftop bar serves a selection of beers, wines, and sake, in addition to frozen drinks like Kirin beer slushies and boozy popsicles. The food menu includes Japanese comfort food like Tsukune, chicken and shiso meatballs on a stick, served with ume plum sauce; Takoyaki, fried octopus balls; and cold housemade ramen, with shrimp, crab, corn, tomatoes, and scallions. The garden also has table tennis and board games. BlueRibbonRestaurants.com

Blue Ribbon Kanpai Garden at Sixty LES Hotel
Second Floor
190 Allen St.  (between East Houston & Stanton streets)
Lower East Side

Breakfast at the Original Shake Shack

Coffee cake by Daily Provisions. (Evan Sung)
Coffee cake by Daily Provisions. (Evan Sung)

Ongoing  Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, the original location, is now serving breakfast sandwiches like the Sausage, Egg N’ Cheese and the Bacon, Egg N’ Cheese, each with griddled cage-free eggs and American cheese on a toasted potato bun. In addition, the restaurant is serving Stumptown Coffee and an exclusive sour cream coffee cake by Daily Provisions made with seasonal fruit. Until Sunday, each breakfast item purchase will come with a complimentary coffee. ShakeShack.com

Shake Shack at Madison Square Park
Madison Avenue between 23rd to 26th streets
Flatiron