Danny Brown Drinks Celebrity Booze; Williamsburg Pizza Opens LES Location

Williamsburg Pizza’s Lower East Side offshoot opens tonight on the corner of Broome and Allen Streets. Named the city’s Best Slice Joint by New York earlier this year, the new spot will serve the same housemade dough and home-cultured yeast. Hours are noon to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. [Bedford and Bowery]

• This weekend, Drinks by Donna will curate a food and drink pop-up at Fatty Lab. The menu, which will be served this Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., includes old-school Donna favorites as well as special holiday offerings. [Grub Street]

• The Johnsons — the new Bushwick outpost of Welcome to the Johnsons — opened over the weekend. For New Year’s Eve, the bar will offer an all-night happy hour, featuring $5 cocktails, $3 well drinks, and $2 cans of Lion’s Head pilsner. Roar. [Bedford and Bowery]

• Skipping ahead, on January 10 at 7p.m., Housing Works Bookstore Café will celebrate the paperback launch of Rosie Schaap’s excellent memoir Drinking With Men with a reading featuring bar-themed stories and poems. [Grub Street]

• This year’s Brisket King of NYC will take place on February 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. The food fest will include three hours of beef, beer, wine, and spirits served by chefs from Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ, the East Village Meat Market, Kutsher’s Tribeca, and more. Buy tickets now to get the Early Bird VIP special. [Grub Street]

• In brisket-related news, BrisketTown will shift gears and host a six-course boucherie for New Year’s Eve. The communal feast will feature hog head terrine, pork liver boudin, bacon apple pie, and other pork-based dishes. Tickets are $75 for the 6 p.m. seating and $95 for the 9 p.m. seating, which includes a Champagne toast. [Grub Street]

The W New York — Downtown is offering a “Remix & Revel” package for New Year’s Eve. The two-pronged special includes a three-course dinner with wine pairings at BLT Bar & Grill, followed by a four-hour open bar at the hotel’s Living Room Bar & Terrace. Tickets are $125-175 and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

• In this new First We Feast video, Danny Brown samples a veritable buffet of celebrity-branded booze. Jim Meehan of PDT serves as Charon as Brown crosses the River Styx of hooch. It’s thirteen minutes, and we’re not going to tell you how it ends. [First We Feast]

Danny Brown Drinks Celebrity Booze; Williamsburg Pizza Opens LES Location