Shake Shack Madison Square Park © Darcy Strobel
Dine Out NYC (#DineOutNYC on Twitter) is part of an ongoing effort to help New York area restaurants, bars (and let’s not forget pastry shops) recover from damage and loss of revenue caused by Hurricane Sandy. The idea is for consumers to get out and eat in battered neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, along with parts of Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. But many restaurants that emerged from the storm relatively unscathed are also finding ways to help. Here, some of the many specials and events taking place from Boston to New York this week.
NOW through Saturday, November 10:
Blankets for Balls
Drop off clean blankets at any of The Meatball Shop’s locations on the Lower East Side, in the West Village and in Williamsburg and receive a free order of Naked Balls: Four meatballs with focaccia and a choice of sauce. themeatballshop.com.
NOW through Sunday, November 11: Shake Shack’s Rally Shake
Danny Meyer’s celebrated Shake Shack chain is offering Rally Shakes, dense milkshakes made with New York City’s iconic black and white cookies for $5.50. For every Rally Shake sold, Shake Shack will donate $2 to the American Red Cross. shakeshack.com.