For foodies: This week's dining briefs

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By Emily Mathis

Special to amNewYork

Fight the Monday Blues with a Burger and Beer – Mondays just got a little better thanks to Irving Mill’s $15 burger-and-beer special prepared by’s chef of the year, Ryan Skeen.

116 E. 16th Street btwn Irving Place and Union Square East, 212-254-1600

February is Pancake Month – In the shadow of presidents and candy hearts, pancakes are often forgotten in February. Clinton Street Baking Company keeps the spirit alive with a new pancake flavor — such as roasted apples & pears with cinnamon sour cream and fresh coconut pancakes with roasted caramelized pineapple and macadamia nuts — every other day. Served weekdays between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

4 Clinton St. btwn E. Houston & Stanton, 646-602-6263Pay like its 1989 at the W Hotel – Olives New York is offering a “Throwback Tuesday Menu” with original menu items at original prices. Each week features a dish from the classic menu such as Beef Carpaccio with Roquefort Polenta for $5.50, Grilled Octopus with Chickpeas for $5.95, Brick Oven Roasted Half Chicken for $12.95, and Olives Bouillabaise for $15.95.

W Hotel, Union Square 201 Park Ave. South, 212-353-8345

Cheese course at the concourse – On the first and third Saturdays in March and April, join Murray’s Cheese and Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur for a wine and cheese pairing class. Classes will take place at Metrazur (404 Grand Central Terminal, East Balcony, 212-687-4600), and will be led by a fromager and sommelier. Each

costs $75, features a wine and cheese sampling and runs from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Murray’s at 212-243-3289 x12 or online at

Tags: murray's , irving mill , metrazur , pancakes , olives , w hotel , food

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