Oct 09 2009

Wined & Dined Turns 1 This Weekend!

Published by Andy at 3:38 pm under Food, Wine & Beer News

Wined & Dined turns 1 tomorrow! We can’t believe how quickly the past year has flown by. We’re gonna celebrate with some serious ’wining & dining’ down in Meatpacking this weekend at the NYC Wine & Food Festival — Meatpacking Uncorked! tonight, a Grand Tasting session tomorrow, the Bourdain-Bruni talk, and more. We’re also planning to hit up the Eater Blogger Lounge at festival headquarters in the Standard Hotel for some live blogging action. Only question is whether they’re going to hold us captive until we agree to their $25 offer to shut down our website. We want to thank all of our readers over the past year and all the websites that have given us shouts and links to our postings and reviews. We thought it would be fitting to close out year one with a little round-up of restaurants and bars that will give you free food and drink or discounts on your birthday.

Kellari Taverna — Sign up for their free ‘Friends & Family’ club here and get an email with an invitation (like the one above) to come in for a free bottle of champagne. You don’t even have to go on your birthday to get it.

Paradou — Go in for dinner within a week of your birthday, before or after, and everyone in your party, whether 2 or 22, gets a complimentary glass of champagne to toast you!

Patina Restaurant Group — Sign up for the free Simply Patina newsletter here and get $50 off your bill when you spend $50 or more — only problem is that it excludes alcohol (Brasserie, Nick + Stef’s, Brasserie 8 1/2, La Fonda del Sol, Cafe Centro & Nick + Stef’s). Get $30 off your bill when you spend $30 or more at Panevino and Naples 45.

Dive Bar (Amsterdam at 95th/96th) — A deal that gets better with time. They will give you as many free wings as your age (when you turn 40, you get 40 wings free).

Portofino (1st b/t 63 & 64) — Fill out a card with your info on it and then they send you a gift cetificate right before your birthday. Buy one get one free.

Stanton Public — Birthday boys and girls drink free (and well) at this punky beer bar with a top-notch beer selection, if they bring eight friends to party with them.

Big Daddy’s Diner –  A buy one get one free entree around your bday if you sign up for their email list.

Vesta (8th b/t 29th & 30th) — Free cake and bottle of champagne for your big day.

Benihana – Up to $30 value when you sign up for their emails at the Chef’s Table link online. Plus a photo of you at your birthday meal. Sign up here.

Cold Stone Creamery – Register on website for free ice cream.

Butterfield 8 — Complimentary bottle of wine or champagne with any birthday dinner reservation.  

Southern Hospitality — Will comp you drinks all night when a party of at least 10 joins you to celebrate.

Crocodile Lounge — Get a free pineapple birthday drink.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Wined & Dined Turns 1 This Weekend!”

  1. lesideron 09 Oct 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Happy B-day! Keep up the great work!

  2. nycfoodioton 09 Oct 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Now you can move on from the Gerber baby food to some real big boy stuff.

  3. katharineon 13 Oct 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! Great list, as always.

  4. Jacquieon 13 Oct 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Happy one year anniversary WinedandDined! Congrats!

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