Fight your hangover before it even starts. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, a fast-casual spot called Egghead opens at Moxy Times Square (485 7th Ave. in Midtown) with a bang. The hotel’s new eatery, serving creative takes on classic breakfast sandwiches, will offer a free sammy to the first 1,000 customers who show up.
They’ll score The Classic, made with fried egg, Nueske’s bacon, American cheese, tomato, fried shallots and spicy aioli, all served on a fresh-baked Kennebec potato brioche. Expect long lines though it’s located just blocks from the Times Square ball drop. If you miss out, just come another day and pay for savory treats like the Ranchero with Over Easy Egg, featuring chorizo, Chihuahua cheese, black bean, onion, avocado, cilantro and watercress.
The all-day breakfast spot is from the TAO Group, which knows a thing or two about late-night hotspots. It’s the group behind Beauty & Essex, LAVO Italian Restaurant and Nightclub, Marquee Nightclub, The Stanton Social and TAO. Egghead will stay open till 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day; check eggheadny.com for regular hours and more info.
If you’re too groggy to whip up breakfast or lunch on New Year’s Day, The Press Shop has you covered. The Noho sandwich spot (thepressshopnyc.com) will deliver new “Hangover Kits” that day at a discount to Manhattanites. The deal gets you two kits for $20.18, compared to the normal price of $14-15 each.
The box packs either a breakfast burrito (bacon, home fries, scrambled eggs, chipotle mayo and hot sauce) or an upgraded bacon, egg and cheese (available on challah or whole grain), plus a can of Rise cold brew coffee, packet of Emergen-C and a bottled water. Delivery for the kit is only available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day throughout Manhattan via Caviar, Postmates and UberEats; and to those living between the lower tip of Manhattan and 23rd St. on Seamless.
Brooklyn Cider House, which bills itself as the first-ever cidery, restaurant and bar in New York City is now open near the border of East Williamsburg and Bushwick.
The spot actually got its start in the New Paltz area of Hudson Valley, home to the company’s orchard, cidery, tasting room and a farm store. The new Brooklyn location is inspired by cideries in Spain’s Basque Country, and lets guests “catch” cider in their glasses straight from wooden barrels.
The 12,000 square foot former warehouse at 1100 Flushing Ave. boasts a large bar area in the front, two cidery rooms, and three dining rooms with communal tables.
A la carte items like burgers, charcuterie, olives and more are offered in the bar area, and two prix-fixe menus are available in the dining room each made up of five communal courses. The traditional menu ($37) includes cider-braised chorizo; grilled seasonal veggies; cage-free eggs with dried Icelandic cod; ribeye steak; and a cheese, membrillo and walnut plate. The vegetarian menu ($32) includes veggie dumplings; grilled seasonal vegetables; a mushroom tortilla; roasted cauliflower steak; and the cheese plate.
The new year brings a new steakhouse with Asian influence to the Upper East Side. JADE Sixty opens Tuesday at 116 E. 60th St. in a two-floor space with 175 seats. Dishes will include torched wagyu with truffle; salmon belly with ikura and truffle; uni with yuzu; roasted duck and chicken with homemade pancakes made table-side; and snow crab with brown butter ponzu. Also on the menu are extra-large soup dumplings, seafood towers, tacos, and lots of steak, fish, sushi and sashimi. Those who can make it for lunch can take advantage of the three-course lunch special for $20.18. It’ll include a choice of appetizer (like chicken sticks, crispy seaweed, or pork dumplings); entrée (including sweet crispy beef, or chicken flat noodle); and dessert (ice cream or sorbet).