The Weekend Playbook: 'Free-flow Champagne' and a s'mores restaurant

Andrew Zimmer

New York Event of the Week
Dale Talde and the team from Thistle Hill Tavern, Talde, and Pork Slope're doing a December 4th lots-of-eating-and-drinking charity event (100% of the proceeds go towards Typhoon Haiyan relief!), with tons of big names on the docket, including Jeepney, Dinosaur BBQ, Mile End, Pok Pok NY, and Toro NYC. Get yourself a ticket or just donate, right here

Andrew Zimmer

Friday, November 29th: May as well get started on your holiday shopping like everyone else at the Union Square Holiday Market; at least here, you can also get goods from Momofuku Milk Bar and dope sandwiches from Mayhem & Stout.
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Throughout the Weekend: Clement in the The Peninsula hotel just launched its brunch, and they've got a Bloody Mary bar with just about any garnish imaginable, "free-flow Champagne", and eats like crispy, butterscotch French toast, steak and eggs, and a signature burger made of dry-aged beef, cheese, and... popcorn!? You've probably got a brunch of questions...

Place-That-Only-Serves-S'mores of the Week: With Thanksgiving over, you can finally start to put Fall behind you in the marshmallowiest way possible with Brooklyn's Winter Warmers, a new shop that only serves s'mores, with all kinds of crazy mix-and-match toppings like heath chips & coconut or gooey marshmallows.

Day Trip: Get out to see the live horse races on November 29th & 30th at the brand-spanking-new Meadowland Racing & Entertainment complex, which's home to a track, lounges, and multiple dining options. Get more info, here

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Monday December 2nd: It's the fifth annual Latke Fest (l'chaim!) with beers, wine, hard cider, and spots like The Butterfly, Delicatessen, La Vara, and Toloache turning out their best potato pancakes. Score a ticket here