The “modern Korean” restaurant 8282 on the Lower East Side has announced that it will be designating every Monday between 7 p.m. and 12 a.m. an industry night until further notice. Industry nights, also known as “service nights,” are a way for restaurants to thank members of the trade by offering them reduced menu prices and other deals.
These evenings are generally open to the general public and represent savings. At 8282, dishes like its shrimp parsley fritters (jeon) will be on hand along with the house’s signature “boneless K.F.C”: Fried chicken thighs with Korean soy garlic sauce and pickled radish noodles. Drinks, including the K-Melon Martini (fresh Korean melon, lemon, gray whale gin, Korean melon semi syrup) and Grape Cloud (grape soju, empress gin, calpico, coconut aloe), will also be available.
8282, 84 Stanton Street, 929-837-0360.
Midday Meal at Union Square Cafe
It’s not entirely clear who this offer is aimed at — or maybe it is. Suffice it to say that if you have nothing better to do between 2:30 and 5 p.m. than to sachet over to Union Square Cafe for an afternoon pick-me-up, then have the chauffeur start buffing the car now. The restaurant is now serving a midday menu featuring the likes of tater tots fried in duck fat and slathered in crème fraiche and caviar. The price of this nibble is $58. If you fear that might spoil dinner, opt for the sardine conserva with herb salad and grilled focaccia.
Union Square Cafe, 101 E. 19th Street, 212-243-4020.