Foreign & Domestic at City Grit; Big Gay Ice Cream West Village Opens

Ned and Jodi Elliott, Texas chefs who are also veterans of New York's restaurant scene, will cook six courses including beef heart tartare with salt-cured yolk and Wagyu flank steak with smoked ham hock broth served at their acclaimed Austin restaurant Foreign & Domestic, at City Grit tomorrow night. Tickets are $95, details are here. [Grub Street]

Spend an afternoon glugging Glögg with St. John Frizell. The writer and owner of Brooklyn restaurant Fort Defiance is teaching a class entitled "Fire in the Hole!: Hot Drinks for Long Nights" at The Intercourse in Red Hook. Learn about the rituals surrounding hot alcoholic beverages and how to mix them up in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Sign up here. [Grub Street]

Big Gay Ice Cream's West Village location will open for business on Monday. And as reported earlier, this shop will have seating, leaving no excuse not to get a salty pimp in the dead of winter. [Eater]

New Upper West Side restaurant Andanada 141 is launching a late-night happy hour Thursday through Saturday. From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Spanish red and white wines are just $8 a glass, and red or white sangria is $7 per glass. [Grub Street]

Woks and Lox is celebrating the seasonal bond between Jewish and Chinese cultures with dinner and a nosh party December 24 at the Queens Kickshaw. Along with a meal incorporating flavors from both cuisines, there will be custom beer incorporating flavors from both cultures, a Chinese auction for charity, Mahjong, and Bar Mitzvahlike a sign-in board. Get your tickets here. [Grub Street]

As we all mourn the closing of Stage Deli, David Sax explains its significance. [The Forward]

Hakkasan's dim sum brunch starts this weekend. The prix fixe menu is available Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $39 per person and includes a selection of dim sum, one of the restaurant's signature dishes, dessert, and a guava bellini or lemongrace, and jasmine ice tea. [Grub Street]