Carrot Waffles at Oceana, Plus Tiny Desserts at La Mangeoire
Bucket Mondays at Prospect
Courtesy of Prospect All this can be yours on Bucket Mondays
Fort Greene's Prospect will open on Mondays starting March 18. "Bucket Mondays" will celebrate simple home-style cooking from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the bar will stay open even later. A pared-down menu will feature fried poussin, cornbread, homemade cole slaw, and a choice of sides like truffle mac-and-cheese, collard greens, and baked beans for $15 a person. You can get six Bud Heavies for $19, and wine will be discounted at $7. Five-course tasting menus at Prospect are available for $80 on other nights. Mondays, however, are just about the basics. 773 Fulton St., Brooklyn
New Desserts at La Mangeoire
French restaurant in Midtown La Mangeoire launched a new dessert menu that lets you sample many bites of different sweet treats, from tiny chocolate mousses and lemon tarts to cookies and prune ice cream, served with a choice of coffee, espresso, or cappuccino. The mini tasting is priced at $10.50. 1008 Second Ave.
Tamale Tuesdays at Scratchbread Brooklyn
The Bed-Stuy bakery is known for its egg dishes, baked goods, and comfort food, but a new menu showcases Mexican fare. From 4 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Scratchbread Brooklyn will offer carnitas and collard-green tamales for $2.50 a piece. Green tacos -- rice, beans, pickled vegetables, sweet potatoes, greens, hot salsa, and tofu sauce wrapped in lettuce -- will also be offered for $2.50 each. Other small plates like chips with guacamole and rice and beans will run for $4. 1069 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
Carrot-Inspired Tasting at Oceana
All throughout March, Oceana in Midtown is offering a five-course carrot-inspired tasting menu for $95 with a $50 wine pairing. Seared Hudson Valley foie gras is topped with carrot-orange puree; carrot-ginger soup is served with chestnuts, star anise, and burdock root. Even dessert plays along: carrot waffles come smothered in carrot jus, carrot chips, and coriander ice cream. 120 W. 49th St.