This Week In Food Events: End Of Year Edition

We can all agree that 2017 was a tumultuous year and we're more than happy to send it off. From midnight toasts to gifting in the new year, we have you covered with these food events in New York City. Stuff your face before Christmas at Massoni, or slurp all the noodles into the new year at Little Tong. We'll see you in 2018!

  • Dale Talde's Massoni is hosting an all-you-can-eat-and-drink pizza party on Christmas Eve for $39 per person.
  • The Dead Rabbit's sister bar, BlackTail, is hosting a Cuban-inspired party to ring in the new year. Live entertainment, cocktails and food will be served all night. Tickets start at $50 per person and can be found here.
  • Empellón is offering a six-course, family-style dinner on New Year's Eve. There will be two seatings, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. with unlimited margaritas and an extra course served at the later time. Expect tamales, king salmon, octopus tacos and more. The full menu is on its site. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.
  • Little Tong is letting the drinks flow and dishes coming all New Year's Eve. Tickets for all-you-can-eat-and-drink can be found here. The more modest partier will get to enjoy a seven-course menu from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ayesha Nurdjaja's Shuka (subscribe to the Food Republic Today podcast to hear Nurdjaja as our guest!) will be hosting palm readings and belly dancers along with dinner and a sparkling wine toast from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online.
  • Starting New Year's Day, Dog Haus is partnering with eight top chefs to raise a goal of $100,000 for No Kid Hungry. Chefs like Stephanie Izard, Chris Oh, Ilan Hall, Duff Goldman and more will create a specialty item from which $1 will be donated to No Kid Hungry.

  • Oceana Poke is also launching its celebrity chef charity bowls in the new year. Starting January 2, Bill Telepan's halibut ceviche bowl will raise funds for Wellness in the Schools. In February, The Meatball Shop's Michael Chernow will create a bowl for the Covenant House New York. March will welcome Daniel Boulud and Aaron Bludorn to benefit Citymeals on Wheels and April will host Michael Anthony to benefit God's Love We Deliver. For every special bowl sold, $1 will be donated to the chef's chosen charity.