Upcoming Food and Drink Events in New York City: March 10 to 12

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
March 9, 2017 10:26 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Upcoming food and drink events:

NYC Food Truck Fest

Sunday, March 12 The Grand Bazaar NYC outdoor market on the Upper West Side will hold a one-day food truck festival, with Thai dishes from Sweet Chili, Greek food from Souvlaki GR, grilled cheese sandwiches from Gorilla Cheese, individual pizza pies from Neapolitan Express, stuffed French toast from Stuf’d, and more. Proceeds will go to supporting local public schools. GrandBazaarNYC.org

Grand Bazaar
100 W. 77th St. (at Columbus Avenue)
Upper West Side

Sustainable Scallops Pop-Up at Luke’s Lobster 

Wednesday, March 15 Downeast Dayboat is a small group of fishermen, dedicated to netting sustainable, small catches of scallops—not more than 130 pounds at a time—in Maine’s clear waters. Their scallops will be available for sale at the Midtown East location of Luke’s Lobster. $28 per pound. Preorder on DowneastDayboat.com by March 10. Pickup is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 15. 

Luke’s Lobster
207 E. 43rd St. (between Second & Third avenues)
Midtown East

Japanese Tea Ceremony at Hakubai 

The tea ceremony room at The Kitano. (Courtesy of The Kitano Hotel New York)
The tea ceremony room at The Kitano. (Courtesy of The Kitano Hotel New York)

Thursday, March 16 & Friday, March 17 At The Kitano hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Hakubai, grand tea master So’oku Sen will perform a traditional tea ceremony with tastings of thin and thick matcha, followed by a traditional light meal (tenshin). The ceremony will take place in a tatami room with fine teaware from Japan. Each session takes two hours, at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. $50 for the tea ceremony only, $100 includes lunch. RSVP by emailing rsvp@kitano.com. Kitano.com

Hakubai at The Kitano New York
66 Park Ave. (at East 38th Street)
Midtown East

St. Patrick’s Day Specials at Lillie’s 

The Warhorse cocktail. (Courtesy of Lillie's)
The Warhorse cocktail. (Courtesy of Lillie’s)

Friday, March 17 As the owners of Lillie’s hail from County Mayo and County Monaghan in Ireland, their restaurant will serve traditional Irish fare on St. Patrick’s Day. Lillie’s will offer a corned beef sandwich and coleslaw on rye toast; Irish lamb stew and soda bread; and their signature cocktail, the Warhorse, with Jameson whiskey, honey syrup, ginger ale, mint, peppercorns, and lime. LilliesNYC.com

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment
13 E. 17th St. (between Fifth Avenue & Broadway)
Union Square
249 W. 49th St. (between Eighth Avenue & Broadway)
Theater District

Chef’s Consortium Brunch at Jimmy’s No. 43

Sunday, March 19 A group of New York chefs from the Chefs’ Consortium, an organization dedicated to promoting locally grown food, will prepare a potluck-style brunch, all made with local ingredients. Chef Jesse Jones will serve his signature fried chicken and waffles, and chefs Noah Sheetz and Classie Parker will team up to make ricotta fritters with Parker’s fruit preserves. $25 per person, excluding beverages. JimmysNo43.com

Jimmy’s No. 43
43 E. Seventh St. (between Second & Third avenues)
East Village

NYC Craft Distillers Festival

Saturday, March 25 At this festival focused on craft spirits, you’ll get to sample more than 60 different beverages from local distillers, including Cooperstown Distillery, Catskill Provisions, Widow Jane Distillery, Montauk Rumrunners, and more. The festival is 1920s speakeasy-themed, with a live jazz band providing entertainment. Noon to 10 p.m. $95 to $165 per person. NYCCraftDistillersFest.com

Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery (between East Second & East Third streets)
East Village

New & Noteworthy

Special Ramen at Sushisamba 

The Shotoribu ramen. (Courtesy of Sushisamba)
The Shotoribu ramen. (Courtesy of Sushisamba)

Ongoing through April 15 Sushisamba will serve a limited edition ramen menu crafted by corporate chef Koji Kagawa. The specials include the Yasai Yasai ramen, featuring kale-infused noodles with spicy garlic, bits of yuzu skin, hon shimeji mushrooms, and other vegetables; and the Tori No Su dessert, with deep-fried ramen noodles dusted with cinnamon and sugar, toasted ramen ice cream, hazelnut cream, caramelized banana, and passion fruit-mango gelée. SushiSamba.com

87 Seventh Ave. South (at Barrow Street)
West Village

New Menu Items at Dallas BBQ 

The Chicken and Waffles sandwich. (Courtesy of Dallas BBQ)
The Chicken and Waffles sandwich. (Courtesy of Dallas BBQ)

Ongoing Dallas BBQ has added some new menu items, available at all of their locations, such as the Chicken and Waffles with breaded-to-order fried chicken, housemade “sticky” sauce, and cheddar-scallion waffles; and the Sriracha Chicken Sandwich with Texas petal sauce (a seasoned mayonnaise with horseradish and spices), housemade sweet Sriracha sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickles on a potato roll. DallasBBQ.com

All locations

New Lunch Menu at Craft 

Craft's butternut squash soup. (Courtesy of Craft)
Craft’s butternut squash soup. (Courtesy of Craft)

Ongoing Chef-restaurateur Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant has launched a new lunch prix-fixe menu, with two courses and a dessert. The offerings include Duck Liver Mousse with pickled mustard seed and grilled sourdough; gnocchi with sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, and amaretti cookies; and mascarpone cheesecake with grapefruit and caramelized white chocolate. CraftRestaurant.com

43 E. 19th St. (between Broadway & Park Avenue South)