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Star Wars 'awakens' creativity with menu specials

Just don't eat your way into that Jabba the Hutt costume.


Disney may have galactic supremacy with entire Star Wars-themed diners (yes, there is more than one), but there’s plenty of foodie ways to get into “The Force Awakens” right here in NYC.

Upscale Southern spotSweet Chickdug deep into its fannish closet and came up with aDeath Star waffleiron to make itsStar Warsspecial. The dish, available during dinner now through Dec. 20 at both locations, includes an appropriately large waffle, served either with blueberry balsamic-glazed chicken wings ($19) or blueberry compote ($7); both are drizzled with edible gold stars.178 Ludlow St., 164 Bedford Ave.

Unlike withThe Hobbit, Denny’s chose to sit out this pop culture moment, butAlamo Drafthousedidn’t. The Yonkers movie theater is servingan entire menuofStar Wars-themed food including two cocktails, because sometimes it’s good to be a grown-up fan. Eat the Nerf Strips (orange-garlic marinated beef skewers with pesto), Trash Compactor Pizza, Jabba Critter Fritters, Yoda Soba Salad and Wookie Wasaka Berry Crepes with your favorite scruffy-looking space pirate. 2548 Central Park Ave., Yonkers


You may actually have to use the Force to take onThe Grayson’sThe Force Burger($19.95): two beef patties, mac & cheese, pulled pork, bacon, cheddar and American cheeses, onion rings, mushrooms, jalapenos, a sunny-side egg and waffle fries are piled on the patties, with bacon Thousand Island and barbecue ranch sauces. For your heroic efforts, the burger comes with two souvenir lightsabers. The Force Burger is an off-the-menu special and will be available until the end of the year.16 First Ave.

Ace Barwon't be serving any themed treats at itsStar Wars costume partyon Wednesday night, but we’re obliged to include it because everyone who comes in their Comic Con best gets afree drink, and “the better the costume, the more free drinks!” their Facebook page promises.21 and over, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., 531 E. Fifth St.

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​Across town atSweetwater Social, toast the film all week long with beverage director Tim Cooper’sHan Solo Sour($15) made with (Harrison) Ford's Gin, Pierre Ferrand Curaçao, pistachio syrup, lime, clementine and egg white, with a silhouette of Han Solo drawn in Angostura bitters as the garnish. You won't find that in just any cantina.643 Broadway

The hometown pride is still strong withAmple Hills Creameryfor being selected to createtwoStar Warsflavors(because eating marshmallow ice cream in Sith robes is just asking for trouble). You’ve still got time to grab a couple pints to sneak into your midnight showing if you order it for pick up at their Gowanus location.305 Nevins St.

 

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