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Holiday Bazaar at Roberta’s; Eataly’s Christmas Eve Italian Feast

Bushwick: This weekend, Roberta's is hosting a delicious Holiday Bazaar, featuring festive fare such as mulled wine, roasted meats, and cheese soup. You can also peruse locally made goodies to take home, like pottery, jewelry, and pickles. The Bazaar will be held on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. No tickets necessary. [Grub Street]
Flatiron: On Christmas Eve, Eataly is throwing an "Ultimate Italian Holiday Feast," a tasting menu prepared by Eataly's six head chefs that explores all twenty Italian regions. Tickets are $180, and there are only 200 available. You can register here. [Grub Street]
Tomorrow at 7 p.m., you can meet Bobby Flay at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, where he'll be promoting Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook: Celebrate America’s Great Flavors, his latest recipe collection. [Zagat Buzz]

Midtown West: Patsy's Italian Restaurant was Frank Sinatra's favorite eatery, and the restaurant celebrates the singer's birthday every year by offering his favorite dishes. At noon on December 12 (what would have been 'Ol Blue Eyes' 96th), you can enjoy Frank's Veal Milanese, Frank's Clams Posillipo, and ricotta torte. [Grub Street]
Noho: Tonight, learn the basics of bread-baking from the pros at Le Pain Quotidien. Their classes take place in the Bleecker Street bakery, are comprised of ten people or less, and cost $55. You can register here. [Zagat Buzz]
Citywide: Gothamist has a decisive roundup of the best French fry purveyors in five different categories, from Pommes Frites ("best, period.") to Bark Hot Dogs ("best with the skin on") to the Breslin ("best 'gourmet' version"). [Gothamist]

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