Restaurant scene news and notes
Sunsets on the Hudson
This Thursday, Hudson Terrace is offering a chance to dine out and enjoy the good weather while it is still here. The retractable rooftop bar and restaurant is offering 2 for 1 specials between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 20 percent off the bottle list. Hits from the ‘80s will play in the background.
621 W. 46th St., 212-315-9400
Oktoberfest at Andaz Wall Street
Now through Oct. 1, Monday through Saturday, three locations within the hotel — The Bar Seven Five, the Outdoor Terrace and the Biegarten — will be serving everything from pork belly to German meatloaf, plus specialty beers, to help you get your celebration on.
75 Wall St., 212-590-1234
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Peruvian Chef Gaston Acurio, who has 29 restaurants around the world, opens his first in NYC, overlooking Madison Square Park. La Mar’s menu has a focus on seafood, and the cocktail menu showcases pisco, the national spirit of Peru.
11 Madison Ave., 212-612-338
Dine Out Irene
This Saturday and Sunday an array of restaurants will take part in Dine Out Irene, in which 10 percent of the day’s sales will go toward helping area farmers affected by Hurricane Irene. Visit www.dineoutirene.com for locations.
Wine Riot at Skylight One Hanson
This Friday and Saturday, Brooklyn’s Skylight One Hanson will be serving up food and unlimited wine tastings of a range of 250 wines, while a live DJ, photo booth and tattoos provide entertainment.
$50, One Hanson Pl., Brooklyn, 718-230-0400
Second Butter Lane location
The East Village cupcake shop has opened its second location in Park Slope. Classic chocolate cupcakes intermingle with the shop’s own creations, like “The Elvis” (peanut butter and banana).
240 Seventh Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-369-0466
Magnolia Bakery at Bloomingdale’s
In other cupcake news, Magnolia Bakery has created their fifth store, now open in Bloomingdale’s. An array of baked goods such as cookies, cakes and cupcakes are available, as well as Magnolia’s blend of coffee and Harney teas.
1000 Third Ave., 212-265-5320
Sarabeth’s open in Tribeca
Sarabeth’s seventh outpost serves signature dishes like scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and cream cheese and free-range chicken pot pie.
399 Greenwich St., 212-966-0421
National Bourbon Heritage Month
The Grand Hyatt is celebrating National Bourbon Month with the “Elliot Ness,” made with Marker’s Mark, Carpano Antica and peach bitters and more. The drink will be available until the end of the month.
109 E. 42nd St., 212-883-1234
Mexicue now open in Lower East Side
The Lower East Side is the new site for the second Mexicue restaurant, now ready to satisfy your taco cravings from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.
106 Forsyth St., 646-559-4100