Black Tree on the LES is launching a summer "Slip and Slide-r" happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. A slider-size sandwich board ($9) offers three sandwiches with daily changing fillings like ale-braised short rib. Chase your sliders with local craft beers on tap ($4) or a glass of wine. [Grub Street]
Momofuku restaurateur David Chang, Andy Ricker of Pok Pok, Carlo Mirachi of Roberta's and Blanca and the Del Posto crew are among the all-star lineup of chefs who'll join Christopher Kostow's Twelve Days of Christmas dining series in December at Restaurant at Meadowood. Tickets range between $395 and $750, and the restaurant donates a significant portion of all sales to nonprofit organizations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to secure your spot.
To celebrate its new cookbook, Greenmarket to Gotham, the venerable Gotham Bar and Grill is offering a special vegetarian lunch this Saturday. A $75 ticket includes a three-course meal featuring recipes from the book, wine pairings from New Zealand Fine Wines, and a copy signed by chef Alfred Portale. Tickets can be acquired online or by phone. Seatings will be from noon till 2 p.m. [Grub Street]
Jason Dady, the up-and-coming San Antonio chef, will cook a City Grit dinner this Friday. Expect dishes like blue-crab bahn mi and roasted papusa with duck carnitas. Tickets are $75. [Grub Street]
Ditch Plains is offering a $40 crab boil this Thursday, June 20, at the UWS location. Don't worry if you miss it: Subsequent shellfish bonanzas are scheduled for July 18 and August 15. [Grub Street]
This Saturday, Brushstroke is having a "Summer Kaiseki & Cocktails" dinner. Only eight seats are available, but chef Yamada is planning on making this a monthly event at the restaurant. [Grub Street]
Tocqueville's new Greenmarket menu will be available for the rest of the summer season, featuring an array of local fruit and produce. It's $39 for lunch, $55 for dinner. [Grub Street]