Oddfellows’ Gingerbread-Ice-Cream Cake; Graham Elliot Opens His Greenwich Restaurant

OddFellows is offering a limited-edition Gingerbread Holiday Ice Cream Cake featuring spiced-gingerbread ice cream layered with orange-and-olive-oil cake, spiced cherries, and ginger crumbs, and garnished with chocolate and gingerbread-men cookies. The cake is available in store for pickup between December 14 and 24, or by free delivery on Seamless. For all orders totaling $30 or more, customers will receive two free tickets to Nitehawk Cinema. [Grub Street]

Today, Graham Elliot opens Primary Food & Drink in Greenwich, his first restaurant on the East Coast. The menu features quirky dishes like a deconstructed Caesar salad served with brioche "Twinkie," short-rib stroganoff with truffle coulis, and Berkshire pork chop with root-beer-barbecue sauce. [Grub Street]

Didier Palicki is opening Le Village, a French bistro in the East Village location that was formerly home to Table Verte. The menu will include many favorites from the former vegetarian restaurant. The restaurant's BYOB, too. [Grub Street]

For New Year's Eve, the East Pole is offering two five-course prix fixe menus (one for vegetarians) that are available for $100 and include a Champagne toast. [Grub Street]

Cochon 555 will make its sixth U.S. tour this winter, starting January 26 in New York. Among the chefs competing for the titles of King or Queen of Porc are Babbos Frank Langello and Perlas Michael Tonscano. Tickets are $125; $200 for VIP. [Grub Street]

Today, Gorilla Coffee opened its second Brooklyn location on Bergen Street. The new spot features a bar with a rotating list of single-origin coffees poured by hand and served from glass jars. [Grub Street]

Back Forty West will serve a Chinese dinner with Jewish desserts and homemade fortune cookies at its Prince Street location for Christmas Eve. [Grub Street]