For foodies: This week's dining briefs
Hlll Country is offering a BBQ and beer dinner and tasting.
Seven-course meal, with beer pairings: On Sunday Sept.13, from 6-10 p.m., Resto and Brewery Ommegang will host a 7-course feast to kick off NY’s Second Annual Craft Beer Week. The feast will feature Ommegang ales — including three brews developed by Ommegang’s Master Brewer specifically for the dinner — a Triple, Rouge and a Holiday Ale. Resto’s chef Bobby Hellen will roast a black pig and a lamb, and the meal will incorporate local produce. $175 per person. Resto, 111 E. 29th St., restonyc.com
Celebrate the Hudson anniversary with oysters: The 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River will be celebrated with oysters, beer, wine and more at Hudson River Park, Sunday Sept. 13 from 2-6 p.m. There will also be a commemorative beer brewing competition and tasting, brewed to a 400-year old Dutch recipe, and music. Hudson River Park, Pier 84, West 44th Street at the Hudson River.
Italian spot extends hours to 5 a.m.: East Village Italian spot Cacio e Vino has extended its hours to be open every day until 5 a.m. During “Rosticceria Nights,” everything from breakfast foods to small sandwiches and all-you-can-eat pizza will be served. 80 Second Ave., Cacioevino.com
SushiSamba's Sushi+Saki 101 class relaunches: Starting Monday, Sept. 21, SUSHISAMBA 7 will host a monthly two-hour class that features a five-course meal of sashimi, tempura, edamame and sushi, which students help prepare. The first hour will focus on sake and the second on secrets of the sushi bar. Classes will take place Wednesday, Sept. 21, Monday, Oct. 26, Monday Nov. 30 and Monday and Dec. 21, from 7- 9 p.m. $85 per person. 87 Seventh Ave. S., Sushisamba.com
Hill Country’s BBQ & Beer Dinner and Tasting: On Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, Hill Country will unite southern cuisine with beers from the Northeast. Beverage director Jess Stone has selected Sam Adams’ suds to pair with pit master Pete Daversa's authentic low, slow and smoked special menu items. Reception from 7:00pm-7:30pm; dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. $65 per person, exclusive of tax. Hill Counry, 30 W. 26th St. For reservations, call 212-255-4544 or e-mail Laura@hillcountryny.com.
“Downtown Eats: Discover Deliciousness” tours this fall: The Alliance for Downtown New York is continuing its culinary walking tours on alternate Saturdays from September through December. The culinary adventures, which will take place from 12-2:30 p.m., will feature a rotating cast of Lower Manhattan’s best restaurants. The tour will also offer insight into the history of Lower Manhattan’s development, and its recent changes. Tour dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. downtownny.com/foodtours.