Preorder Meat Pies From M. Wells; Fair Folks & a Goat After Hours

Back Forty in the East Village will host a revival of the Beefsteak, an old New York tradition of a meat-fest set at a large communal table, on New Year’s Eve. The menu will feature dishes like bone-marrow parsley salad, steak tartare, and crispy potatoes — and parties of six or more will be offered a free pitcher of Old Man Winter ale. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

• Here's a charming stop-motion video of what really happens at Soho coffee shop-cum-boutique Fair Folks & a Goat after hours. [Grub Street]

• M. Wells' tourtières, meat pies filled with an array of poultry, brisket, pork, potatoes, spices, and draft beer, are now available for preorder until noon on December 20 with pickup taking place at M. Wells Dinette on December 21 and 22. Each ten-inch pie serves four to six people and comes with a jar of cranberry ketchup. They are $45 each; orders can be place by calling 718-786-9060. [Grub Street]

• Ron Rosselli, formerly the chef de cuisine at Locanda Verde, has been named the new executive chef at the Standard Grill. He starts in mid-January. [Grub Street]

Cull & Pistol is offering up an upscale seafood-centric prix fixe dinner for two on New Year’s Eve. The menu, which is $150 per couple, will feature a selection of a dozen oysters, steamed or grilled lobster, truffled mashed potato, and huckleberry shortcake for dessert. For those wanting to get even fancier, table-side caviar service will be available at an additional cost. Reservations are available between 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and can be made by calling 646-568-1223. [Grub Street]