This week's dining briefs

By Emily Mathis

Special to amNewYork

Rebuild a forest, one drink at a time: In honor of Environmental Awareness Month, VeeV, a green spirits company and maker of the first spirit made from super fruit Acai, is running a “Treetini” campaign. For every VeeV signature cocktail ordered at participating bars in April, a tree will be planted in India’s monsoon-ravaged Tamil Nadu. Participating spots include Simply Pasta, Broadway East, Stone Rose at the Time Warner Center, and The Charles Restaurant.


Bubby’s Midnight brunch: The popular TriBeCa restaurant kicked off its midnight brunch Friday night. From 12-7 a.m., brunch favorites such as house smoked salmon and bagels, eggs Benedict, grass fed burgers and steaks and cheese grits will be served. Cocktails are available until 4 a.m.

120 Hudson St., 212-219-0666,

Tax relief program: Now through May 15, participating Patina Restaurant Group establishments are offering 20 percent savings on all food and beverages. Restaurants range from the casual pizzeria Naples 45 to the classic steakhouse Nick & Stef’s to the upscale Brasserie 8 ½. For more information visit PatinaGroup.com/East/TaxRelief/

Celebrate administrative professionals appreciation day: In honor of the Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day on April 22, employers can bring their assistants to David Burke Townhouse and receive one free lunch (from the $24 and $35 prix-fixe menus). The deal will be available from 12-2:45 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended.

133 E. 61st St. btwn Park and Lexington aves., 212-813-2121

(Emily Mathis)

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