Doesn’t this month feel like one big holiday party? We’ve spent more time nursing champagne hangovers than we have drinking champagne, but that won’t stop us from living it up the last week before Christmas and the first week of Hanukkah. Our picks for a very festive week before you begin flitting off to your holiday destinations.
Happy almost-Hanukkah. Celebrate with a latke throw down hosted by New York City Food and Wine Festival and Saveur. Ticket sales can be purchased here for $60. 125 W 18th St, 7:30 PM.
Wondering how to get through another week of cookie exchanges? Make these healthy chocolate chip granola bars instead.
Need to squeeze in some last minute holiday shopping? Try your luck at the Equipment, Joie and Current/Elliott sample sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts, ground floor.
Looking for a festive place to drink and eat with your friends other than the Christmas epicenter otherwise known as Rolfs? Try Pete’s Tavern on Irving instead for a more laid back holiday bar, but one still full of lights, wreaths, and cheer! 129 East 18th Street
Brunch! Check out Bitch-approved Buvette for a delightful meal with staples like this rich Croque Madame. 42 Grove Street. Buvette serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Want to squeeze in one last brunch before the holidays? Check out our recently published best and worst brunches of 2014 to select the brunch that’s right for you!