A Funny Tasting at City Winery; SantaCon Made Locals’ Naughty Lists

Basque restaurant Txikito is celebrating Santo Tomás with salt cod croquettes and sausages with tortillas made from cornmeal imported from Spain. Warm up with a cup of consommé and start from there. [Grub Street]

Comedian and sommelier Laurie Forster will host Something to Wine About at City Winery on January 9. A $45 ticket buys six wine tastings and light fare. [Grub Street]

Francois Payard Patisserie launched a happy-hour deal last week at its new UES flagship: order a wine cocktail and receive a complimentary croque monsieur. Daily, 5 to 8 p.m. [Grub Street]

New Brooklyn Heights happy-hour deals: Try a margarita at Gran Electrica (such as the Margarita de Remolacha made with fresh beet juice, Pueblo Viejo blanco tequila, Combier, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup), or a new cocktail at Colonie named the "Cool Hand Cuke," which is made with cucumber vodka and juice. [Grub Street]

"An NYPD spokesman was unable to confirm any SantaCon-related arrests," DNAinfo reports. That didn't stop the neighborhood news site from gathering plenty of angry testimony about the terror inflicted during last weekend's SantaCon bar crawl. One group of revelers allegedly gave a 7-year-old the finger. "She was full of Christmas joy and they ruined it," the girl's mother said. [DNAinfo]