CULINARY OCCASIONS
Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

It's almost Christmas, which means lots of you will be heading home for some home-cooked holiday goodness. Staying in on Christmas definitely has it's perks: everybody loves a low-key family evening. But what about those of us who'd prefer to hit the town? Well, we're in luck: a wide variety of restaurants have recently started offering Christmas meals that celebrate the holiday in top culinary form. Whether you're taking out family, friends, or just yourself, eating out on Christmas has been revolutionized: it's not just Chinese takeout anymore! Here are our top picks for places where you can enjoy yourself this Christmas.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
ilili Box Opens in the Flatiron Public Plaza
CULINARY OCCASIONS
Restaurant Week and Other Foodie Feasts

Restaurant Week. It's here and the foodies of NYC will be having a ball until February 8th. It's a great time to explore the various options that our city has to offer and obtain and new appreciation for food. What's better than enjoying a 3-course prix fix lunch for $25 or dinner for $38 (gratuity and drinks not included) at some of the finest dining establishments throughout NYC? We've rounded up a few hotspots so check them out below!

Ilili Restaurant: In addition to Ilili's special three course prix fixe menus for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38) that will be offered, all guests who visit for dinner during Restaurant Week will also be treated to a complimentary sampling pour from one of five exclusive Lebanese wineries. Each week will feature a different vineyeard.

HAPPENINGS
Sandy Relief at ilili

Ilili Restaurant, which was just rated the #1 Mediterranean Restaurant in NYC by OpenTable diners, is joining the Sandy cause On Sunday, December 9th, the restaurant will donate 10% of all dinner sales to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. Additionally, for the entire week, $1 of their signature Sandy Relief Cocktail will be donated to the same organization. The $15 cocktail is comprised of grapefruit, fresh mint, orange blossom simple syrup, with your choice of gin or vodka.


ilili is located at 236 5th Avenue. 212 683-2929