Belmont Stakes Celebrations
New York’s famous swanky steakhouse, the 21 Club, will be hosting a Belmont Stakes party from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Saturday (before the race starts at 6:35 p.m.), with specialty bar bites and the Knob Creek Belmont Jewels, the official cocktail of the race. The Lower East Side’s The Darby will be projecting the race onto two large screens and serving (what else?) mint juleps.
Also, if you’re planning on going to Belmont itself, the park will be serving delicacies like arancini and petit cannoli at the upscale Champagne Room ($300) or Surf and Turf Club ($400).
Del Frisco’s Grille: Why should kids have all the fun? Del Frisco’s in Rockefeller Plaza is upgrading the happy meal by offering adults the “triple treat:” a boozy milkshake, short rib burgers on brioche buns, and sea salt, parmesan, or sweet potato frites.
Miss Lily’s: Hungry and out in the East Village? Miss Lily’s now has a late-night menu available from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring Jamaican patty melts, jerk chicken, and a frozen Dark and Stormy cocktail, as well as other Caribbean favorites.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: Morton’s, with three locations in New York, is celebrating its 35th birthday by offering a special anniversary menu, as well as a vintage wine called Sbragia, “State & Rush” Merlot, 2012 from Napa Valley.
Il Tesoro: Il Tesoro, the newer Upper East Side Italian spot, is now open for brunch! Check out chef AJ Black’s ravioli Benedict, an Italian play on the popular brunch dish, as well as the polenta with poached egg. Don’t forget to top that off with a Nutella martini!
Public: This NoLita restaurant is going green! For the month of June, chef Brad Farmerie will be offering a vegetarian menu including tomato gazpacho with avocado, and pulled mushroom ravioli with sundried tomatoes
Outside New York
Siena Tavern: Siena Tavern, located at the corner of State and Kinzie Streets in Chicago, has updated their summer menu with bay scallops with Granny Smith apples, and tagliatelle pasta with mushrooms and black truffles, among other items.
California Pizza Kitchen: The Beverly Hills location of California Pizza Kitchen as updated its menu with exciting new items like Maine lobster flatbread, and sunny side-up bacon and potato pizza.
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi