Literary Lunches at Calliope; Terroir’s David Bowie Celebration

Harlem Shake is now offering monthly adult “Happy Meals” that pair various sandwiches, burgers, and salads with glasses from the restaurant’s new wine list for $15. January’s consists of a kale and chickpea Caesar salad, sweet yam fries, and a glass of Malbec. Sadly, it looks like cheap plastic toys will not be included. [Grub Street]

Terroir Murray Hill will host “Bowie and Bubbles” on Wednesday, January 8 in honor of David Bowie’s birthday. The event, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., includes Champagne specials, Bowie trivia, a David Bowie costume contest (with prizes), and, of course, plenty of Bowie tunes all night long. [Grub Street]

Calliope will begin to host Literary Lunches, where writers will teach an intimate master class to guests over a three-course lunch. Writers slated to teach include Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron and Guster front man Ryan Miller. Kicking off the series on January 29 is fiction author Joanna Hershon. Each event is $100 and is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, send an e-mail here. [Grub Street]

• On Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m., to celebrate the release of El Bulli 2005-2011, there will be a special limited-attendance VIP cocktail party with Ferran Adrià prior to his appearance at the Talks and Tastes series at the 92nd Street Y. The ticket, which is $650 per person, includes admission to the party and a complete set of the volumes, which the chef will be on hand to sign. More information and tickets can be found here. [Grub Street]

Literary Lunches at Calliope; Terroir’s David Bowie Celebration