For foodies: This week's dining briefs
Special menu items at Brick Lane Curry House: Brick Lane Curry House is celebrating the Indian Festival of Diwali with additions to their regular menu through the end of October. Each week, master chef Karthik Kumar will serve dishes unique to a particular corner of India. This weekend only, female guests will receive a complimentary bag of desserts in honor of Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. 306 E. 6th St., btwn First and Second aves., 212-979-2900, bricklanecurryhouse.com.
Hill Country offers dinner and a concert for Charity: On Wednesday, Hill Country will host a “Texas Toast to Madison Square Park” charity dinner and Skyrocket concert to benefit the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Executive chef Elizabeth Karmel and Pit Master Pete Daversa will create entrees such as sweet chili rubbed smoked lamb chops and beer-brined smoked catfish pate. Ticket prices range fro $100-$1,000. 30 W. 26th St., btwn. Sixth Ave. and Broadway. For tickets, call 212-691-0507 or visit hillcountryny.com.
Fishtail’s Octoberfest menu: During lunch, Sunday brunch and nightly after 10 p.m. signature items like the Fishtail burger, the big eye tuna burger and portabella burger are all $5, through October. Also offered for just $5 are Burke’s famous French fries, oysters & clams, creamsicles and chocolate milkshakes and Samuel Adams Octoberfest Beer. 135 E. 62nd St., btwn Park and Lexington aves, 212-754-1300, fishtaildb.com.
City Food Tours celebrates National Dessert Month: The Chocolate, Desserts & Wine Tour on the Upper West Side allows you to try and learn about some of NYC’s best desserts and wines. Bites include chocolate truffles, fresh baked cookies, gelato and wines from around the globe. The tour takes place Fridays at 2:30 and Sundays at 2. Each ticket is $55. To learn more about this and other tours visit cityfoodtours.com.