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7-Eleven Gives Away Free Coffee Thursday; Union Square Cafe Launches a Special Tea Menu

All over NYC: 7-Eleven is offering free coffee (cofFREE?) in honor of National Coffee Day on Thursday. This means more business than usual for the convenience chain’s citywide locations. This also means 7-Elevens will be flooded with cranky New Yorkers in dire need of a caffeine fix during their morning commute. [Grub Street]
East Village: Katz's Delicatessen, known for its enormously satisfying sandwiches, literally, is cutting the price of its corned beef and pastrami sandwiches to $10 today to the first 200 people to order on GrubHub until 10 p.m. tonight. Also, rumor is Katz's may start regular delivery soon (currently they only deliver orders over $80, for a $20 charge). [Local East Village/NYT]
Cows will be spared as the Sunburnt Cow celebrates its eighth anniversary on October 2 with a lamb roast (and $3 drink specials). What is not being spared, unfortunately, is the Cow’s $20 all-you-can-drink happy hour. A new happy-hour system is being put in place to replace this glorious old one. How about a resounding, “Mooooo.” [Grub Street]
Fort Greene: Paris meets Brooklyn via a newly opened café serving bagels, quiches, sandwiches, pastries, and ice cream. The name of the business is Paris meets New York: Baguetteaboudit! [Fork in the Road/VV]

Gramercy: Union Square Cafe announces a special tea menu from In Pursuit of Tea that will change as the seasons do. [Grub Street]
Long Island City: Brooklyn Grange’s Home on the Grange food festival has been postponed to Saturday, owing to previously inclement weather (we’re looking at you, Irene). The warehouse rooftop festival, in partnership with Manchester Pub, will allow guests to make up for lost time on an all-you-can-eat-and-drink menu. Choices include Scotch-braised short ribs and, of course, flowing booze from the likes of Brooklyn Brewery and other distilleries. An $89 ticket gets you into the feast; a portion of the proceeds goes to City Growers, an educational sect of the Grange dedicated to urban farmer training. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Toloache announces its special Rosh Hashanah menus for tomorrow and Thursday. Try the tacos de cordero agridulce for $13 — that’s a leg of lamb steamed in banana leaf, with tamarind and pickled prune jalapeño salsa.
Upper West Side: For something more filling to ring in the Jewish New Year, there’s Fishtag's special menu, which offers a $40 three-course prix fixe meal, comprised of twists on traditional staples. Veal tongue is an appetizer; the main course is “gefilte fish,” which is striped bass, whitefish mousseline, beet veloute, and hearts of palm; and glazed apples and candied orange dish — topped with whipped cream, for dessert. [Grub Street]
West Village: In other birthday news, EN Japanese Brasserie turns seven today. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Dassai Junmai Daiginjo sake with your dinner. [Grub Street]

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