Beginning this Tuesday, a number of restaurants on Grand Street in East Williamsburg have been hosting a winter restaurant week that boasts a new name: “Wine and Dine Grand Street,” a rebranded, and now two week-long promotion.
There are currently some 16 participating places for this Wine and Dine event – 11 restaurants and five bars. Prices at these places range from $20 to $35 for a meal, applicable only for sit-down dinners from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tax and tip not included.
As for the bars, specials are being offered at Blinky’s, Crystal Lake, Haven, Philomena’s and Redd’s. Blinky’s, newer to the Grand Street scene, will be serving a $10 spicy margarita Sunday through Wednesday and a newly featured $13 cocktail called the “Grand Street Blast.” Also new to Grand Street is Philomena’s, which has a drink and small plate special that will set you back $25. Long time Grand Street resident, Redd’s will offer three different drink specials, which include an $8 jalapeño margarita and rum punch as well as $3 pints of Miller Lite.
The restaurants that are doing this this are AmmazzaCaffe, BiTcHn KiTcHn, BK Jani, The Clonard, Grand Morelos, Koko’s, Mad for Chicken, Ryujin, Taco Edition and Thip Osha. Grand Morelos, for instance, is dealing a $25 prix fixe menu, which includes an appetizer and choice of mole poblano, tilapia filet in chipotle sauce or mar and tierra fajitas as well as desert that could include tres leche, Oreo cheesecake or chaco flan. Another mainstay doing it is a place called Taco Edition which is hawking a $23 prix fixe menu that also consists of one appetizer, one main course and one dessert. Appetizers range from chicken tortilla soup, birria consume or elote; main courses include chicken or vegetarian enchiladas or pescado ala plancha, which is a kind of seared tilapia or a stuffed poblano pepper with cheese, which comes with a side of pico de gallo and seasoned rice. For dessert, these comes with an order of churros with chocolate sauce. Another spot that’s back at it again is BK Jani, which is selling their prix fixe for $35 a pop. This will buy you two lamb chops, a burger, fries and even comes with a bottle of soda.
The Clonard is one of the newer spots on Grand Street and its prix fixe costs $25. Customers have the choice of mozzarella sticks and chicken tacos for an appetizer, an eight ounce burger, grilled cheese or Beyond burger for an entrée and for a drink: a bottle of Clonard’s own lager, a glass of Valente pinot grigio or Festivo malbec. Also new: BiTcHn KiTcHn, a pop-up that operates out of the kitchen at that’s at East Williamsburg’s Crystal Lake and focuses on classic comfort food with some amount of flair. Their prix fixe costs you $20 and contains plenty of options. For starters, customers can choice between a small garden salad, crinkle seasoned fries or quest frito with guava sauce. Options for entrees seem endless: six piece wings, cheeseburger, portobello mushroom burger or fried or grilled chicken sandwich. The money also buys you choice of a dessert.
According to the people promoting the event, snapping a photo of your meal and posting it on social media with the tag #DineOnGrand will put you in a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate. Follow @grandstreetbid for to find out more about that.
Top image shows Taco Edition’s birria and consume. All images courtesy of Grand Street BID.
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