Cronut Giveaway at Hester Holiday Market; Gramercy Tavern and Num Pang Collaborate

From 3 to 7 p.m. this Thursday, December 5, the Hester Street Fair Holiday Market will give away free Cronuts to customers who spend $30 or more. Limited to one per person, while supplies last. [Grub Street]

In celebration of his new book, Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fischer, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste, Luke Barr will speak with Francis Lam at Calliope on December 8 at 5 p.m. The conversation will be followed by a six-course dinner inspired by the characters in the book. Tickets are $75 per person and include a signed copy; e-mail info@calliopenyc.com. [Grub Street]

Melvins Juice Box is debuting its first juice cleanse, now available in one-, three-, and five-day cleanse packages. Each day of the cleanse features six juices and a nutrient booster shot. Packages are available online for $60 per day. [Grub Street]

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market will open tomorrow at 10 a.m. The market features more than 100 local vendors, as well as a dining section including Wafels & Dinges, Mighty Balls, Bar Suzette, Seoul Lee Korea BBQ, and more. [Grub Street]

Scott Wiener, who holds a Guinness World Record for his collection of pizza boxes from around the world and recently published Viva la Pizza: The Art of the Pizza Box, will be at Book Court on December 8 at 7 p.m. for a Q The event will also feature pizza from Court Street institution Sams. [Grub Street]

Beginning December 7, Amali is offering Dickens Dinners on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of December. The five-course dinner, inspired by A Christmas Carol, features dishes like potato gnocchi with caramelized chestnuts and cabbage. It costs $85 for adults and $40 for children under the age of 12. Reservations are required. [Grub Street]

Grace is now offering a weekly Sunday roast, beginning this Sunday, December 8. The $29 per person special includes prime rib, made-to-order Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. [Grub Street]

Tomorrow, Num Pang will launch the Gramercy Tavern Pang. Developed in partnership with Michael Anthony, executive chef at Gramercy Tavern, the sandwich features duck meatloaf topped with housemade spicy kimchee. The sandwich will be available until December 31 at all locations for $9.50, and $6 from each sale goes to Food Bank for New York City and Gods Love We Deliver. [Grub Street]