Luke’s Lobster UWS Will Open This Month; Patacon Pisao Sells Holiday Tamales

Astoria: 5 Napkin Burger hosts a lunch with Santa this Sunday. Santa will be on hand for kids to meet and take pictures with from noon to 3 p.m. [Grub Street]
East Village: La Vie hosts a holiday-cookie bake-off and swap to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will be able to purchase cookies from 25 different chefs for between 50 cents and two dollars. Tickets are $15 beforehand and $20 at the door. [Grub Street]
Elmhurst: Patacon Pisao is currently serving hallacas, a special holiday Venezuelan tamale. For $10, customers get a hallaca, filled with beef, pork, olives, raisins, along with chicken salad, and pan de jamón. [World’s Fare/Edible Queens]

Upper West Side: The address of the latest location of Luke’s Lobster will be 426 Amsterdam at West 80th Street, and it’ll open by the end of the month. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
Williamsburg: Darling House hosts Eating and Reading: a Gigantic Taco Happening and Short Prose Party, this Saturday. Readings and $2 tacos from Bouwerie begin at 6 p.m., followed at 7:30 by a dance party. [Grub Street]