Poutine Week at Mile End; Afternoon Tea Service at Hester Street Cafe

• On Valentine’s Day, the Meatball Shop is hosting the Single Jingle Mingle at Underballs, the bar located beneath the Chelsea location, starting at 9 p.m. There will be drink specials, including a rosé and vodka cocktail for $5, and co-owner Daniel Holzman will serenade guests as MC Tasty Balls. [Grub Street]

• East Village cocktail bar Gin Palace has created its own line of tonics, which will debut this Friday. They come in flavors like chanterelle mushroom and cucumber, and will be served as part of its $5 gin and tonic special available from 6 to 8 p.m., seven days a week, from February 7 through the end of March. [Grub Street]

The Hester Street Cafe at the New Museum is launching an afternoon tea service on Valentine’s Day in collaboration with Grumpy’s Bakery. The Valentine’s Day menu will feature snacks like passion fruit and pink peppercorn macarons, traditional tea sandwiches, dark chocolate rose Bundt cake, and loose-leaf teas. The service is $20 per person or $35 per couple. [Grub Street]

• Yes, Canada actually celebrates “La Poutine Week” and, fittingly, both Mile End locations will celebrate it, too. Through Sunday, the Noho and Boerum Hill shops will each offer a daily changing poutine special. The menu: chilaquiles (Thursday), Thanksgiving (Friday), hot dog (Saturday), and General Tso’s (Sunday). Tonight’s special: mushroom and foie gras. [Grub Street]

Top of the Standard, the space formerly known as the Boom Boom Room, will begin its Sunday brunch service this week. The menu will feature plenty of specialty cocktails alongside dishes like foie gras French toast, scallop eggs Benedict, and Parmesan ravioli topped with mushrooms and truffle butter. [Grub Street]

Miss Lily’s is now offering an “early birdy” special nightly from 6 to 7 p.m., where diners can chow down on jerk chicken with a Red Stripe beer or Dutty wine for $18. [Grub Street]

Blue Bottle will open a new café across the street from Bryant Park, with a drip bar and a mini-keg filled with iced coffee. The 445-square-foot shop is slated to open this spring. [Eater NY]

Poutine Week at Mile End; Afternoon Tea Service at Hester Street Cafe