Monday Smorgasbord: August 15th

This week in food…

As suspected, Restaurant Week has been extended through September 5th, so get your reservations now through and

Pampano is hosting a Summertime Tequila Dinner on Wednesday, August 17th for $75, which includes a 5-course meal paired with Riazul Tequila. Dishes include crab slaw with roasted corn, grilled calamari, and yuzu panna cotta.  Click here to see the full menu and click here to make a reservation through OpenTable.

Sample many different seasonal ice creams this weekend at Ice Cream Sunday at the New Amsterdam Market. This Sunday, August 21st, you can get eight mini ice cream cones for $25, or pay a little extra ($35) for early access and ten mini-cones. Buy tix here.

German Beer Tasting at Loreley in Williamsburg, this Wednesday, August 17th. Guests will taste nine different varieties of beer including Gaffel Koelsch, Bitburger Pilsener, Kostritzer Schwarzbier, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Erdinger Dark and Spaten Ur-Marzen. Good thing you just have to taste them, not pronounce them, right? The tasting includes a 3-course German dinner featuring summer salad, a sausage platter with housemade sauerkraut and mashed potatoes, and Black Forest cake for dessert. Don't worry, vegetarian beer lovers – there is a veggie option as well! Tickets are $29 and available here.

M. Wells Diner in LIC is supposedly closing at the end of August due to high rents, a short lease, and a strict buy-out clause. Supposedly they will relocate in a different space in LIC, but for now, I haven't been and I am going to try to get there before D-Day. If only for this 24 oz burger-monstrosity-thing..

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