For foodies: This week's dining events and news
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The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group is offering Advantage High Tea during Wimbeldon
Kids Restaurant Week: June 20-June 28 marks the New York leg of Cookie and Gourmet magazines kids restaurant week. During the weeklong promotion kids 11- and-under pay their age and adults pay $29 for a prix-fixe menu offered between 5-7 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds benefit The New York Center for Children and Food Bank for New York City. Participating restaurants include The Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel, Otto, Dos Caminos, Blue Fin, Almond and Artisanal.
Go to KidsRestaurantWeek.com/NYC.asp for a complete list of participants.
Kick off Wimbledon with the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group: Every time a Wimbledon match is going on (between June 22 and July 5) two hotel restaurants, the Fitz located at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel in Midtown, and the Wheeltapper located at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central, are offering a $14 Advantage High Tea. The price includes finger sandwiches, homemade cookies, strawberries, fresh cream, scones and a glass of champagne.
The Fitz 687 Lexington ave., 212-355-0100
The Wheeltapper 141 E. 44th St, 212-351-6800Crab Fest at The Mermaid Inn: From now until June 21, indulge in blue crab everything at The Mermaid Inn. Featured items include Old Bay crab boil with Jersey corn and red potatoes, Crab Louis, Maryland crab cakes and crispy soft shells with summer succotash. Diners with an ID card, cell phone, or license from Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia enjoy a 10 percent discount.
96 Second Ave. 212-674-5870
568 Amsterdam Ave #1, 212-799-7400
$10 dinners at Bondi Road: Every Sunday, through Thursday Lower East Side Australian restaurant Bondi Road features a different dinner dish for $10. Sunday is Shark Attack Sundays featuring shark steaks and $5 burgers. Mondays are barramundi fish filets. Tuesdays are schnitzel and steak. Wednesdays are pasta, and Thursdays are all you can eat shrimp and oysters. Take advantage of the Two Hours of Happiness promotion and for $20, enjoy unlimited cocktails and well spirits for two hours.
153 Rivington St. btwn Suffolk and Clinton sts, 212-253-5311
Republic opens Vietnamese Sandwich shop: The Union Square establishment has opened a Vietnamese sandwich shop within its restaurant with $7 sandwiches, $3 soups, and $4 salads.
37 Union Sq. 212-627-7172
Sommelier smackdown: At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, two master sommeliers, Emily Wines of the newly opened NIOS restaurant and wine bar and Laura Maniec of B.R. Guest, will face off at NIOS restaurant. Reservations for the event are $55 and guests will enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by chef Patricia Williams, complemented with each sommeliers pairing. At the end of the night, the winner will be decided by popular vote. This is the first of the sommelier smackdown series which will feature Wines pairing off against a different sommelier each month until December.
136 W. 46th St. btwn Sixth and Seventh aves., 212-485-2999 for reservations.