Lick. it. up.
Dovetail’s Meatless Mondays
What: The new four-course $38 prix fixe menu showcases more than twenty veggie and vegan dishes sourced from the Union Square Greenmarket.
Why: Vegetable consommé cooked in a Mason jar with mushroom dumplings, plus sweet potato ravioli with sage apple spuma.
When: Every Mon., 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 103 W. 77th St., b/t Columbus & Amsterdam Aves. (212-362-3800).
What: Earn bragging rights by conquering the hefty Mexican fiesta platter (an undisclosed number of taquitos plus rice and beans).
Why: First to clean his/her plate takes home a $100 gift certificate.
When: Sign up now. Contest, Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Barrio, 210 Seventh Ave., at 3rd St., Park Slope (718-965-4000). To reserve a spot, e-mail email@example.com.
CRAFT (and SNACK)
What: Paint and string dry pasta accessories before feasting on mac and cheese (Gruyere/ham, broccoli rabe/shoshito).
Why: You’re no wet noodle.
When: Sun., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Pick up your kit at Laura Lobdell Jewelry, 183 W. 10th St., at Seventh Ave. Event at Bobo, 181 W. 10th St., at Seventh Ave. (212-488-2626). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colicchio & Sons Brunch and Lunch Menus
What: Midday meals like quail with farro and vin cotto, ricotta root vegetables with truffle honey, and the 10th Avenue Hangover (soffritto tripe with beer sabayon and poached eggs.)
Why: Father knows best.
When: Brunch, Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; lunch, Mon.-Fri., noon-5:30 p.m.
Where: Tap Room, 85 Tenth Ave., at 15th St. Reservations at 212-400-6699.
SIP (and LEARN)
Building an Effective Cocktail Program
What: Throw back a few as PDT’s Jim Meehan and a panel of pioneering mixologists discuss their craft.
Why: Cameron Bogue’s Twentieth Century cocktail will make a cameo.
When: Mon. Drinks, 6-7 p.m.; discussion, 7-8 p.m.
Where: The Gabarron Foundation, 149 E. 38th St., b/t Lexington & Third Aves. Tickets online at culintro.com.
Dine in Brooklyn & Hudson Valley Resto Weeks
What: Three-course prix fixe menus from neighborhood favorites (Al di la, Enoteca on Court, Hibino) and faraway haunts (Equus, X20 Xaviars on the Hudson).
Why: Lunch for $20; dinner for $25-$28.
When: Starts Mon. Brooklyn, thru Mar. 25; Hudson Valley, thru Mar. 28.
Where: The establishments of your choice.
Photo: Emilie Baltz / Courtesy of Dovetail