Three new reasons to make a mid-week restaurant date in February.
Hillside: The Vinegar Hill House offshoot, which happens to be entirely delicious in its own right, kicks off oyster happy hours Tuesday, February 5th. That means 1/2 dozen oysters and a glass of beer or white wine (and they have an impressive selection) can be yours for a mere $10. Our plan: have a dozen, then move onto heavier menu fare. 70 Hudson Ave at Water St, Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn
Pulqueria: We’ve always been suckers for anything made table-side, and clearly the folks at Pulqueria share our love. To highlight their new table-side margarita service they have christened February “El mes de los Corazones Sangrantes” (the month of bleeding hearts for those who missed Spanish 1). For all of February, $60 will get you tableside-prepared Bleeding Heart margaritas (a blood orange and beet blend with a cocoa chile rim) plus your own 375ml bottle of Corazon Tequila and chocolates. 11 Doyers St., New York
Jeepney: This Filipino gastro-pub offshoot of one of our very favorite East Village eateries, Maharilka, will start offering tonight (January 31st) a new, ahem, hands-on dinner option. The Kamayan (a traditional Filipino form of eating with your hands) Thursday night suppers will include heavenly-sounding dishes like the Bicol Express, a slow-roasted pork shoulder swimming in coconut milk, sili & bagoong sauce and baby bok choy all served over banana leaves. For $40 per person (groups of 4 or more) you get two small plates, a choice of three entrees, plus complimentary goodness like the signature halo halo dessert.
201 First Ave, New York, call 212.533.4121 for reservations