Why should you try LES breakfast joint Egg Shop for dinner, and how is OpenTable celebrating the redesign of its brand? That and more in this week's dining news....
Go-To Breakfast Spot Egg Shop Adds Dinner
Egg-centric dishes are an all-day affair at the popular Egg Shop with the launch of its dinner menu. Starting at 5 p.m. daily, this popular Lower East Side resto will offer everything from its signature The Beast and Steak and Egg to Korean bi bim bap. The restaurant will also take reservations for parties of six or more during dinner. 151 Elizabeth St., 646-666-0810
Online Reservation Service OpenTable Celebrates Brand Relaunch
Finding a reservation online at OpenTable is often easier and quicker than finding a restaurant’s number and waiting for a reservationist (if they even have one). But the online reservation service recently relaunched its brand, and started the #100OpenTables campaign to promote it. The deal is OpenTable will host 100 dinners in 23 cities at top restaurants across the country on April 9. You could be one of the guests, if you make a reservation at one of the participating restaurants and share your reservation on social media with the hashtag #100OpenTables. The winners will be revealed on March 25.
Get Adventurous with Sauces at Oxido
At the newly-opened Oxido—a fast-casual Mexican restaurant in the Flatiron district—chef Jesse Perez, also known as El Jefe, prides himself on the variety of sauces and salsas used to top his burritos and tacos. The Chile de Árbol and Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa adds heat and flavor to dishes ranging from grilled garlic grass-fed steak tacos to spiced grilled chicken spiked with ancho peppers. 18 W. 23rd St., 212-256-1072
EatWith, which helps home chefs organize dinner parties, is partnering with food writer Adeena Sussman and Israeli culinary expert Gil Hovav for a three-night pop-up at Vino Levantino. The kosher-friendly menu is focused on traditional, rustic Yeminite brunch dishes such as spicy-and-smoky eggplant salad and kubaneh (a yeast bread cooked overnight). The entertaining hosts, who have written about Yemenite culture in the past, will be cooking all the food. $63 per guest, 9:30 p.m. on March 18 and 19, and 11:30 a.m. March 21. 210 W. 94th St.
If you’re not already familiar with Palais de Thés, here’s the perfect chance: now through April 7 at noon and 4 p.m. daily, complimentary tea pairings with savory and sweet French treats will be available at boutiques in the Upper West Side and SoHo. At noon, cheese will be offered with teas like Long Jing Green Tea and Montagne Bleue black tea with sweets from Dominique Ansel Bakery and Maison Kayser. Other grand cru and signature-flavored teas from Palais de Thés will be served for these tastings as well. 156 Prince St., 646-513-4369; 194 Columbus Ave., 646-664-1902
Black Seed Bagels Collaborates with Chefs to Offer Gourmet Bagels
Black Seed Bagels is offering special bagel sandwiches throughout the month of March with chefs like Ivan Orkin, Alex Guarnaschelli, Billy Durney, and Missy Robbins offering their own versions on the New York breakfast staple. From a rye everything bagel filled with slow-cooked pastrami, baked eggs, and gruyere to a squid ink bagel with poppy seeds enveloping a spread of whipped-anchovy butter and Iberica ham, these limited-edition sandwiches are available on the Monday of that week through the following Sunday. Check Black Seed's social media accounts for the latest schedule. 170 Elizabeth St., 212-730-1950
Hotel Resto Asiate Holds Special Dinner Series to Celebrate Spring
Restaurant Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental New York kicks off a Spring Wine Dinner Series on March 23 with Dèlas Freres wines from France’s northern Rhone Valley. The dinner ($225) starts with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception before guests can enjoy servings of 2009 Crozes Hermitage Le Clos and Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron. Future wine dinners are slated for April 22, May 21, and June 15. Call the restaurant or e-mail email@example.com to reserve. 80 Columbus Cir., 212-805-8800