Union Square Holiday Market Returns Next Week; Bitters at Betony

• The Union Square Holiday Market is back again this year, and it'll be open from November 21 until December 24 (except for Thanksgiving Day). It will feature over 150 vendors, including Momofuku Milk Bar. [Grub Street]

Luke’s Lobster is rolling out its winter menu at all locations beginning today. Lobster grilled cheese and lobster macaroni and cheese are on the menu, as well as hot apple cider. [Grub Street]

Betony is hosting “Embracing Bitter,” a dinner in collaboration with Fratelli Branca, on Tuesday, November 19 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The four-course meal will feature dishes and cocktails that showcase Fratelli Branca’s distinctive bitter liqueurs. Tickets are $145 per person; e-mail branca@betony-nyc.com for reservations. [Grub Street]

Xi’an Famous Foods is opening a new location on Broadway between 101st and 102nd Streets on December 7. The menu will be similar to the restaurant’s three other Manhattan locations and will also feature spicy lamb dumplings. [Serious Eats NY]

• The guys behind Fort Defiance is hosting “Fire in the Bowl!” a class all about hot (and boozy) punches on Saturday, November 16 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

Limani, a Greek seafood restaurant in Roslyn, will opens its first Manhattan outpost in Rockefeller Center this winter. The space will seat more than 250 people, and will have a bar and lounge area in addition to the main dining room. [Grub Street]

• To celebrate the end of its Kickstarter campaign, Braven Brewing Company is throwing a party at Passenger Bar on November 19 at 9:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to sample the Braven Black and Braven white beers, as well as score free shots of Sailor Jerry Rum. RSVP to the party online. [Grub Street]