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Do or Dine Toasts Their Liquor License With Bloody Marys; Carbo-Load for the Marathon at L’Artusi, Dell’Anima

Bedford-Stuyvesant: Do or Dine recently secured their liquor license, and they’re celebrating with the launch of a cocktail program, featuring classics like Manhattans — but also originals like a Pickleback (includes a pickle in their “reinvention of the chaser”). The menu will also get a makeover, with inventive twists on fall favorites (think pumpkin and peanut butter soup with butterscotch bacon). And finally, they’ll debut a boozy Sunday brunch, with Bloody Marys (made with actual duck’s blood). [Thrillist]

Gramercy: SushiSamba launches Samba Hour for the month of November, featuring Japanese appetizers and drinks starting at $6, plus entertainment and workshops like cocktail classes. Also available at the West Village location; weekdays, 4 to 7 p.m. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten will hold its first annual Schnitzelfest from Saturday, November 5 through Thursday, November 10. The menu will feature eleven types of schnitzels, plus two vegetarian options. [Grub Street]
Midtown East: Tao introduces a weekend brunch special (for the first time in a decade!), which will feature menu items like a fortune cookie waffle, Bangkok chicken club, and a shrimp omelette; available Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Enjoy a four-course tasting menu that celebrates Greek cuisine and wine beginning Tuesday, November 8 through Saturday, December 3, at Molyvos’ “Taste of Naoussa, Macedonia.” The meal will highlight the specific region of Greece, and diners who order the prix fixe menu ($60 per person) will receive a complimentary bottle of 2007 Xinomavro. [Grub Street]
Abboccato introduces Nonna’s Sunday Supper, beginning Sunday, November 6. The three-course prix fixe menu ($45 per person) will feature housemade Italian specialties that are perfect for sharing. [Grub Street]
Multiple Locations: Get a two-course prix fixe lunch at Txikito, Vandaag, Five Points, or Boqueria Soho ($20 per person) as part of Tasting Table’s Haute Lunch; weekdays now through Friday, November 11. Present a Chase Sapphire card to receive a complimentary dessert; reservations here. [Grub Street]
Soho: Stop by Osteria Morini post-marathon this Sunday, November 6 through Monday, November 7, for a delicious carbo-load: any marathon finisher who shows his or her medal will receive a free signature Michael White pasta. [Grub Street]
Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte of retailer/café the Smile revealed plans to open an outpost on Crosby Street called the Smile to Go, which will specialize in takeout food and espresso. [NYT]
Tribeca: Tribeca Citizen reports that an Italian restaurant called Ristorante Aglio will move into the former TriBeCafe space at 277 Church Street. [Tribeca Citizen]
Upper East Side: UrbanDaddy teams up with Culinary Insiders to present “Dine Around Daniel,” a onetime event happening in Daniel’s private dining room on Thursday, November 10. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the evening will include signature dishes from Daniel Boulud’s seven NYC restaurants — which you’ll sample as the chef personally explains the inspiration behind his cooking and his restaurants. Tickets are $230 per person; get them here. [UrbanDaddy]
West Village: L’Artusi and dell’anima will offer half-priced pasta dishes for marathon runners who bring in their bibs on Saturday, November 5. (Plus: Trade tips with owner Joe Campanale, who will be running for Team Hole in the Wall on Sunday, November 6.) [Grub Street]

Do or Dine Toasts Their Liquor License With Bloody Marys; Carbo-Load