You may still be stuffed from your dinner the night before, but after an early morning of shopping, re-fuel with some of these great Black Friday specials at New York eateries.
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store (5th Ave at 45th St) is in prime shopping location, and offering Free Coconut Hot Chocolate to all who visit the location between 11am and 9pm. The recipe has been created specially for this holiday season and will launch on November 29th, helping shoppers relax after any early morning "door buster" experiences.
Anfora (34 Eighth Ave) is creating a special lunch for Black Friday: a panini on a Ciabatta roll filled with slow-roasted turkey breast, sausage-cornbread-chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, and drizzled with smoked turkey gravy ($10).
Richie Notar’s Harlow (111 East 56th St) is featuring both lunch and dinner tasting menus. The midday shopper's delight ($40) will include Cream of Mushroom Soup and a Turkey-Cranberry Slider; Salmon a la Plancha with a chipotle corn, Asian pear and cilantro salad in a red miso reduction; and a decadent chocolate pistachio cake with gelato for dessert. Dinner ($49) will feature a Chopped Salad with chickpeas, cucumbers, baby beets, treviso, and goat cheese, in a sherry vinaigrette; the soup and slider, as well as Branzino a la Plancha with wasabi stem gremolata and crispy Hawaiian hearts of palm.
If you're going thrift shopping in Williamsburg, stop in at Southern restaurant Sweet Chick (164 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn) will serve a confit turkey leg with a cornbread-stuffing waffle filled with sausage, cranberry, and sage. This post-Thanksgiving spin on chicken and waffles will also be served with a trio of mashed potatoes, cranberry compote, and housemade gravy ($23).
Following its sold-out Thanksgiving feast, Back Forty West (70 Prince St) will be offering a busy SoHo shopper’s brunch on Black Friday featuring waffles with fruit and maple syrup, biscuits with quince jam, poached eggs with oyster mushrooms to help revive a post-shopping or post-turkey crash.
A sandwich shop with a cult following, No. 7 Sub (921 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn), will donate $1 from sales of its $13 Turducken sub the World Food Programme to help with Typhoon Haiya relief. The sandwich is created from sandwich-master Tyler Kord's Turducken (chicken and duck breasts layered with ground turkey) sliced up on a roll with roasted brussels sprouts, cranberry jelly, duck fat, and, naturally, potato chips.
If you're planning on dining out on Thanksgiving, perhaps choose somewhere with leftovers that will make the perfect Black Friday picnic. Cafe Boulud (20 E 76th St), plans to send guests home with a handcrafted turkey sandwich, sweet potato salad and dessert, a special dessert. Geoffrey Zakarian at The Lambs Club (132 W 44th St) will pack up a pumpkin bread to take home after his traditional Thanksfiving dinner. Corkbuzz (13 E 13th St) will be sending guests home with a Black Friday sandwich after their wine-paired feast.