Take a Wine Class at Turks and Frogs; 50 Percent Off Cupcakes at Buttercup Bake Shop

Flatbush: For those of you with last-minute holiday shopping to do, Market has a variety of specialty gift baskets packed with everything from Middle Eastern food to maple syrup. [Ditmas Park Blog]

Midtown: If you’ve had a great burger in midtown this year, now’s the time to speak up. Midtown Lunch is holding its annual Best Burger Reader’s Poll with ten burger joints to choose from until the end of the month. [Midtown Lunch]

Midtown East: Cupcake craving? The East Side’s Buttercup Cake Shop is offering a $20 credit today for only $10. Just think how much frosting that can buy you. [Scoop St.]

West Village: Turkish wine might not be as publicized as French and California labels, but Turks and Frogs Wine Bar wants to change that with its Lesson in Turkish Wines class, starting January 11. The $25 price tag gets you two glasses of wine and a spread of meze. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: From now until December 30, Akariba is serving $50 of Japanese food for just $25. You get your choice of donburi with soup, dessert, and one alcoholic beverage. [Fork in the Road/VV]