New Year’s Eve at Hill Country; New Crumbs UWS Gives Away Cupcakes

Flatiron: Hill Country Barbecue Market is auctioning off a private New Year's Eve party on eBay until December 17. The party package features an open bar and a Texas barbecue at the restaurant. Bids can be placed here. [Grub Street]


Gowanus: The Bell House throws a "naughty office party" tonight starting at 7 p.m., featuring drink specials and D.J. [Brooklyn Based]


Lower East Side: White Slab Palace hosts a Swedish Christmas with homemade herring, pickles, and mustard by owner Annika Sundvik, along with other specialties like boiled pig feet, ginger snaps, and "sausagelings." Call 646-339-5154 to purchase a ticket for $57. [Grub Street]

Midtown: Igloo Bar has opened a rink-side pop-up bar at Rockefeller Center until January 1. The bar serves hot and cold cocktails as well as snacks from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and till 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. [Grub Street]
Food Gallery 32 will open in the next few weeks with an assortment of Korean food stalls [Midtown Lunch]


Prospect Heights: Aliseo Osteria del Borgo plans to host a holiday party to benefit City Harvest. The benefit will feature tastings from Aliseo, wine, and music from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased here. [Grub Street]


Upper West Side: Crumbs opens a new location at 97th Street and Columbus Avenue with a thousand cupcake giveaway this weekend. The first thousand people to go to the shop on Saturday morning will receive a free cupcake. [My Upper West]


Williamsburg: Loreley Williamsburg will host a free Christmas dance party on Friday starting at 9 p.m. Seasonal winter beers, hot mulled drinks, and German dishes will be served. [Grub Street]