7 Things to Try This Week: March 28–April 3

The kitchen at Applewood
The kitchen at Applewood

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 Monday

What do you get when you cross celeb chef Tom Colicchio with HBO’s newest series? Find out today when the Game of Thrones food truck debuts in New York. Expect grub inspired by the medieval time period of the show (squab, anyone?). The truck will move to a new location each day and dish out 300 servings on a first come, first serve basis through April 1. Check the Game of Thrones Twitter feed for locations, which will be revealed each morning. Watch a sneak-peek video of Colicchio at work on the menu here.

Tuesday

The third movement of John Fraser’s temporary SoHo eatery What Happens When starts today. As the restaurant changes its interior design, soundtrack, and menu every 30 days, we’re predicting a shift from the hearty venison and short ribs of the second movement to a lighter, spring-inspired concept this go-round (212-925-8310).

Wednesday

Some of the city’s top chefs interpret “street food” for a good cause at the annual benefit for Streets International at the Astor Center tonight. Tickets start at $125 and include drinks, cooking demos, and dishes from Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto, Anita Lo of Annisa, Mike Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and many others.

Thursday

There is such a thing as a free lunch after all. Pizza and gelato specialist Golosi will be handing out complimentary mortadella and veggie sandwiches at its Upper East Side shop between noon and 2 PM today (212-772-1169).

Friday

Take advantage of Scandinavian eatery Aquavit’s first ever “Salmon Week.” The sophisticated Midtowner will be serving up a smorgasbord menu focused on different incarnations of this fish (salmon sliders, salmon pudding and salmon tartare to name a few) priced at $28 for lunch and $35 for dinner (212-307-7311).

Saturday

Start your weekend off on an affordable note with the $12.95 prix fixe brunch at Little Italy bistro Patois - soak up your unlimited mimosas with decadent dishes like the duck confit hash (212-925-8157).

Sunday

It’s the first Sunday of the month, aka “Cocktail Social” time at Park Slope’s Applewood.  From 8 PM until midnight, guest bartender Frank Cisneros (Dram, Prime Meats) will be mixing potent drinks including one inspired by Jesse James (shot on this date in 1882) as well as Bols Genever-based gin concoctions. Chefs David Shea and Sam Sherman will also be serving up new, spring-inspired small plates (718-788-1810).

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