Times Square: A little late in the game, but R Lounge, located in the Renaissance Time Square Hotel, will be offering a number of Super Bowl specials, including the famous Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, for only $5. Don’t forget about that 360 degree view of Times Square.
Bed-Stuy: Brooklyn “food mayors” Alisha Miranda and Nicole Taylor take you on an outer-borough happy-hour tour on February 4. Follow them on Twitter and around Bed-Stuy’s growing bar scene on the #BedStuyCrawl. Get a round of drinks and bites at four bars, including Breukelen Cellars, Vodou, and Black Swan for $25. Meet at the first stop, Fulton Grand, at 6 p.m. [Grub Street]
Dumbo: Get tickets early for the second annual Tasting Brooklyn event on April 3. Last year, the debut walking-taste tour sold out quickly. This year tickets start at $50 and the lineup of 28 purveyors includes Maison Premiere, Littleneck, egg, and drinks by Sixpoint Beer, Brooklyn Winery, and more. Proceeds benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition. [Grub Street]
East Village: In honor of the Lunar New Year, Singaporean restaurant Masak launches a monthly tea-tasting program, the first of which begins February 3 at 3 p.m. — an exploration of Chinese black teas. Pastry chef Briar Winters will lead. RSVP at 212-260-6740; $30. [Grub Street]
Harlem: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Moses Laboy at Red Rooster concocts the Rosé Kiss: a fruity-fresh love potion of Courvoisier Rosé, dry Vermouth, Peychaud bitters, pineapple, and mint. [Grub Street]
Midtown: Clearly one of the Top-10 February holidays is National Tater Tot Day — today. Numerous restaurants in the city offer the grated-spud nuggets, including P.J. Clarke’s crispy Parmesan variety — at all three locations. [Grub Street]
Philanthropist supermodel Elettra Wiedemann brings back her pop-up restaurant GOODNESS for Fashion Week, serving lunch February 11 to 14, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. The restaurant will be at ROBERT, atop the Museum of Arts and Design at 2 Columbus Circle, 9th Fl., with chefs Mario Batali, Leo Forneas, Alain Allegretti, and Julian Medina joining Wiedemann. [Grub Street]
Jersey:Michael White takes an outpost of his Soho eatery Osteria Morini to Bernardsville, New Jersey. White, who owns a string of Italian restaurants in New York, tweeted today that the newest Osteria will open tomorrow night.
Union Square: Union Square Cafe abets your pigskin binge this week in honor of the Super Bowl with its Weekly Aperitif — a Pigskin Classic of bacon-infused bourbon with Meyer lemon and a glass rimmed with bits of chicharrones, smoked paprika, and cayenne. [Grub Street]
Washington Heights: Buddha Beer Bar opens February 6, giving Washington Heights’ a neighborhood tongue-twister and its largest selection of draft beers yet — 24. Owner and chef James Lee of 181 Cabrini will also offer an extensive bourbon collection, fine wines, and unfussy bar treats. On opening night, enjoy growlers to go and global street food; 4476 Broadway (between 191st. and 192nd St.) [Grub Street]