This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
1) Harlem: Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem gamechanger Red Rooster has built up an almost unprecedented amount of buzz before opening. Last night Eater got a peek at the space during a party for one of Samuelsson's zillion endorsements. Check it out.
2) Union Square: This ain't your typical street fair. This year's Union Square Holiday Market will sell food from Momofuku Milk Bar, Wafels & Dinges, and Sigmund Pretzel. The market in Columbus Circle is getting Pies 'n' Thighs and Crif Dogs.
3) Harlem: Speaking of Harlem, here's Eater's guide to the neighborhood's dining and drinking renaissance. Beer gardens and bakeries, y'all!
4) Lower East Side: Epic drama on the Bowery this week as Nate Appleman, the San Francisco chef who launched Keith McNally's pizza joint Pulino's, left the restaurant. Now the slices are cut in regular shapes!
· Eater [ny.eater.com]