A New Restaurant, Holiday Events and Cheese at Union Market

by Borderstan.com December 7, 2012 at 4:00 pm 1,170 0

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Union Market. (Luis Gomez Photos)

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Union Market has a lot to celebrate this time of the year. The new building, which is packed with specialty foods and products, is expecting a full-service restaurant this spring. If you’re looking to step outside of the neighborhood for some cheer, the market is also hosting several seasonal events, including a holiday cheese class at Righteous Cheese.

Union Market’s new restaurant 

Union Market is adding to its rows of pop-up stands and artisan bars. This spring, the market will welcome a full-service restaurant.

Last year’s New York Rising Star Sustainability Chef John Mooney is spearheading the new restaurant, which will have a contemporary American menu with a focus on sustainable, locally sourced foods. Most of the food items used in the menu will be sourced from Union Market vendors and a rooftop garden he plans to construct on the top of the Union Market building.

Holiday happenings 

Union Market is celebrating the season this year with several events for children and adults

  • Primetime Libations with the Grinch: This happy hour party will occur every Friday from December 7 through December 21, from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and holiday inspired drinks and will even be treated to an appearance by the Grinch.
  • Holiday Toy Drive: On December 14, Union Market will collect toy donations for the children at My Sister’s Place.
  • Gingerbread House Making: On Sunday, December 9, kids and adults are invited to attend a gingerbread making party from noon until 6 pm. The cost is $10.
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating: On Sunday, December 23, Union Market will offer holiday cookie decorating and hot cocoa at noon.

Holiday cheese classes at Righteous Cheese

Whether you are hosting or just attending holiday parties this season, having a little bit of extra cheese wisdom is always a safe bet. This month, Righteous Cheese will hold two cheese classes to discover and discuss six different types of cheeses, paired with three wines. Each class is $49 and is limited to 10 participants. Tickets and more information are available online.

Union Market is located at 1309 5th Street NE.

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