What Your Doing New Year's Eve?

As I sing 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve,' in my head, I'm now wondering, what are you doing New Year's Eve?

You know there are so many awesome things going on around our state all night long New Years' Eve. Here's a quick run down of what we know of so far (and keep checking back for updates as we find them out!)

Dogfish Head will be hosting another fun New Year's Eve at the Brewpub in Rehoboth. This year they're switching it up a little and serving their regular menu along with some great food and drink specials. They are taking a limited number of no-charge, nonticketed reservation for seating upstairs (although I do believe they are already booked up). The downstairs dining room and bar will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. They're going to have the very cool, very rockin' Nate Meyers and the Aces jamming on the stage! If you're interested in trying to get a reservation, email matt@dogfish.com!

The Pickled Pig Pub will be open their regular hours for New Year's Eve. They're putting together pretty awesome dinner specials*:

  • Lobster Mac-N-Cheese Appetizer
  • Pear & Walnut Salad -arugula, frisee, radicchio, drunken pears, candied walnuts, goat cheese & honey vanilla dressing
  • Surf & Turf - New York strip & sautéed shrimp with twice baked potato medley, chef’s vegetables & orange bourbon demi glace
  • Broiled Crab Cake - herb roasted potatoes, garlic spinach & lemon-old bay aioli
  • Pan Seared Halibut- baby bok choy, daikon, carrots, scallions, five spice & miso broth
And for brunch...
  • Crab & Spinach Quiche
  • Sausage & Egg Sandwich
  • Scrapple Tacos (whoa!) 
  • BBQ Shrimp & Grits
  • Open Face Rueban
  • and more Chef-inspired lunch specials
Plus they'll have Bottle and Draft Specials both days! 

Argilla's Brewing Company at Pietro's Pizza is keeping it low key on New Year's Eve. They are planning on doing a midnight toast with their new Belgian Quad and will have a few dinner specials that night. Once we find out what the specials are going to be, we'll update this post with them! 

Two Stones Pub will be offering a 4-course, prix fixe menu for $49.95 at both locations. They're going to have an option to add beer pairings for each course for an extra $10. Reservations are highly recommended. They're going to have two seatings for the 4-course meal, one at 6pm and one at 9pm. The cocktail areas of both locations will be open with the normal menu, as well as the menu items from the prix fix meal will be available a la carte. 

Here's what Newark will be serving:

1st Course (choice of one): 
  • Drunken Arugula Salad with poached pears, red onions, toasted sunflower seeds and vanilla champagne vinaigrette, paired with Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
  • Lobster Bisque with roasted sweet potatoes and poblano peppers, paired with Rodenbach Classic
2nd Course (choice of one): 
  • Jumbo Lump Crab Salad with cornmeal-crusted fried green tomatoes, whole grain mustard vinaigrette, paired with Allagash White
  • Duck Confit Arancinis with wild mushrooms, English peas, and truffled demi-glace, paired with Ommegang Rare Vos
  • Fried Chicken Livers with brussel sprouts smoked bacon slaw and red beet ketchup, paired with Stone Levitation
3rd Course (choice of one):
  • Pan-seared Chilean Sea Bass with butter poached fingerling potatoes, roasted red peppers, sauteed spinach, fennel onion soubise, paired with Saison DuPont
  • Char-Grilled Filet Mignon with goat cheese-lobster mashed potatoes, braised broccolini, and port-shallot demi glace, paired with Brooklyn The Companion
4th Course (choice of one): Any of the evening's featured desserts, paired with Evolution Rise Up

Two Stones Pub Wilmington will have the following on their prix fix menu:

  • Heirloom Spinach Salad with golden beets, blue cheese crumbles, pine nuts and horseradish vinaigrette, paired with Rodenbach Classic
2nd Course (choice of one): 
  • Mushroom Crostini with roasted chanterelle mushrooms, soft herb polenta and shaved parmigiano regiano, paired with Saison DuPont
  • Nicoise Stack with yellowfin tuna, baby arugula, vine-ripened tomatoes, olives, eggs and an anchovy-garlic aioli, paired with Allagah White
3rd Course (choice of one):
  • Black Garlic Roasted Chicken with tri-color new potatoes, sauteed hericots verts, and baby fennel puree, paired with Green Flash Friendship
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon with sweet potato mash, broccoli rabe and toasted walnut oil, paired with Ommegang Rare Vos 
4th Course: Any of the evening's featured desserts, paired with Evolution Rise Up Stout

Ulysses American Gastro Pub has released what beers will be flowing on New Years's Eve. Check out this list!!!

Looking for something to do in the Georgetown area for New Year's Eve? Then head to 16 Mile Brewing Company! May be you can call it 'Brew Year's Eve?' How about 'New Beers Eve?' Whatever 16 Mile calls it, they're planning quite a New Year's Eve celebration in their tavern! 

$25 will get you in the door where you'll enjoy food, live music and $3.00 beers all night long, including collaborations and infusions. Catcher's Catering will be providing the food, which sounds pretty awesome!
  • Cheddar Harvest Ale Soup 
  • Mini Maryland Crab Cakes
  • Amber Battered Coconut Shrimp
  • Blues Golden Fried Asparagus Spears
  • Responders Mac & Cheese Squares
  • Shaved Prime Rib in Puff Pastry with Torched Horseradish
Drink local with 16 Mile on New Year's Eve!

Chelsea Tavern is hosting the New Year's Eve Market Street Bash! They are offering three different packages...

The Chelsea Package
$75 per person, or $65 per person for groups of 6 or more. Reservations are required as they're going to have limited seating. The package will include:
  • 4-Course Dinner
  • Open bar from 8pm until 1am
  • Cockatil hour with heavy hors d'Oeuvres
  • Dance Party with DJ SuperDan
  • Champagne toast at Midnight
The Tavern Package
$30 per person, or $25 per person for groups of 6 or more. This package includes:
  • Open bar from 10pm until 1am
  • Dance Party with DJ SuperDan
  • Champagne toast at Midnight
The Everyday Package includes:
  • Cash bar from 11:30am until 1am on New Year's Eve
  • Ala Carte Menu all day and night
  • Dance Party with DJ SuperDan
Going to Chelsea for New Year's Eve and want to stay in town, the Doubletree Hotel, a block away, has special discounted room rates. Just mention Chelsea Tavern when you make your reservation! 

Frank's Wine is hosting a New Year's Eve Beer Dinner at World Cafe Live at The Queen.  They're also going to have a Wine Pairing option, but who wants that?! 

World Cafe Live's culinary team has prepared a special four-course menu to compliment the craft beer that Frank's has selected. Background dinner music will be provided by Schuylkill Rhythm Section, made up of three award-winning musicians. Take a peek at the dinner menu for the night.

1st Course:
Braised pork belly with cannelloni bean puree with a drizzled sherry honey. This will be paired with Rogue Santa's Private Reserve.

2nd Course:
Grilled lobster drizzled with vanilla bean vinaigrette served on butternut squash risotto with crispy sage and whipped cinnamon-sugar mascarpone and paired with Samichlaus Helles.

3rd Course: 
Grilled dry-aged strip steak served with caramelized shallot demi-glace and parmesan cannoli shell with whipped purple Peruvian potatoes and paired with Allagash Interlude

4th Course: 
Malted chocolate cake coated with ganache and salted toffee chips, served with Elysian Valhalla Red IPA. 

Once dinner is over you can call it a night, or stay for the Rusted Root show downstairs at The Queen (tickets sold separately). 

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Newark is hosting a 2013 New Year's Eve Celebration from 5pm until 10pm. Take a look at the menu they'll be featuring (all a la carte): 
  • Lobster-Saffron Bisque
  • Baby Arugula Salad
  • Colossal Crab Lettuce Wraps
  • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
  • Braised Veal Cheeks
  • Char-Grilled NY Strip Steak
  • Pan Seared North Atlantic Salmon
  • Pan Roasted Striped Bass
  • Chocolate Molten Cake
The Wilmington location is having a special, a la carte menu as well:
  • Sweet Corn and Crab Soup
  • Endive Salad
  • Ahi Tuna Appetizer
  • Seafood Linguine
  • Char-Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions
  • Pan Roasted Striped Bass
  • Mustard Crusted North Atlantic Salmon
  • Belgian Chocolate Terrine
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Bombe
Reservations are strongly suggested at both locations. 

Stewart's Brewing Company will have a New Year's Eve buffet from 6pm until 11pm for $35 person. Reservations are strongly recommended. The buffet will feature:

  • Fresh baked artisan breads
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Tri-colored rotini pasta salad with jalapeno ranch
  • Caesar salad with creamy garlic dressing
  • Winter berry salad with herb vinaigrette
  • Saffron rice
  • Roasted red bliss potatoes
  • Roasted medley of winter vegetables
  • Beef tender medallions with a shiitake and portobello mushroom demi-glace
  • Baked salmon topped with crab imperial
  • Grilled pineapple jerk chicken
  • A carving station featuring roasted cajun turkey breast & spinach and parmesan stuffed pork loin
  • Warm apple cobbler 
  • Stout cupcakes with Irish cream mousse
  • New York Style Cheesecake with Melba sauce
The DJ Countdown party starts at 9pm, with no cover charge. You must be 21 to enter after 11pm. 

Stewart's will also have a New Year's Day brunch, starting at 11am. They will have a limited quantity $1 Stumblin' Monks (get there early!) The brunch will feature stuffed French Toast, smoked salmon benedict, steak & eggs and more! 

33 West Ale House and Grill will serve their regular menu, plus a few extra specials they're in the process of creating. Toney Robinson will be providing entertainment, starting at 9pm. 33 West will also be doing a champagne toast at midnight! 

For other area New Year's Eve parties, check out Ryan Cormier's News Journal article, All About (New Year's Eve).

Ernest & Scott is hosting a 5 hour open bar on New Year's Eve for $39. This price includes all 21 beers on draft, as well as house wines, rail liquor and 12-ounce bottles. They will be a free champagne toast, party favors, prize giveaways, free hors d'oeuvres and music all night long! 

Here's one of my favorite versions of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve." Take it away, Ella...