9/04/2012 09:39:00 AM

New York Dining Deals and Events, September 4-9

Hammer and Claw Feast 

Tuesday

Make heading back to work after the long weekend a little easier with the new happy hour at Meatpacking restaurant The Highliner. Drinks are two for one from 3 to 7:30 PM, with cocktail popsicles also on offer.

Wednesday

Fort Greene eatery No. 7 celebrates its fourth birthday with a special three-course dinner tonight. The family-style meal includes some of the restaurant’s favorite dishes over the years, plus beer and wine for $85. Email Katherine@no7sub.com to reserve a spot - seatings are at 6 PM or 8:30 PM.


Thursday

Prep for Rosh Hashanah with the Gefilte Talk at 6 PM at the Center for Jewish History. The $15 admission fee includes a discussion on the history of this Jewish staple, with panelists like Zach Kutscher (Kutsher’s Tribeca) and Jack Lebewohl (2nd Ave Deli) weighing in as Mitchell Davis of the James Beard Foundation moderates. Guests will also participate in a gefilte tasting, paired with a kvass cocktail.

Friday

The annual AYCE crab fest Hammer & Claws kicks off at The Tunnel at the Terminal Stores in Chelsea tonight. $89 buys you bottomless blue crabs with sides like coleslaw, potatoes, and corn on the cob, plus plenty of cold beer. Three additional seatings are available throughout the weekend as well - visit the event’s website for more info and to purchase tickets.

Saturday

Carnivores should plan a trip to Randall’s Island for the meat-centric Meatopia from 5-8 PM today. This year’s theme is “City of Meat”, with each section of the event focused on a different animal. Visitors can expect fare like whole Hampshire hog with spicy pepper seasoning from Chef April Bloomfield of The Breslin or smoked duck neck gumbo with wild rice from Balthazar’s Shane Mcbride (see the complete list of chefs and dishes here). Tickets run $140 for unlimited tastings and also include beer and beverages, ice cream from Jeni’s, and water taxi transportation to the island.

Sunday

Nibble your way along the Williamsburg waterfront at TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint. From 1-5 PM, fare from over 40 local restaurants including Bellwether, Reynards, Juliette, and Kinfolk Studios will be available for sampling, with live music and panel discussions to boot. Tickets start at $40 for 6 tastes and 4 drinks. Also today, Roberta’s and the Heritage Radio Network are hosting a party from 5-8 PM in the eatery’s backyard. Food from spots like Gramercy Tavern, Back Forty West, Del Posto, and Parish Hall will be served as will cocktails by mixologist Dave Arnold. Tickets start at $150—see the full menu and reserve your seat here.

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