* The world isn’t flat — and now, neither are pancakes. Bantam Bagels, the company that invented mini, ball-shaped stuffed bagels, is about to launch Bantam Pancakes. Using the same concept as the bagel bites, the pancake balls come in a variety of flavors that they’re filled with, along with maple syrup. Choose from options like Homestyle (stuffed with buttered maple cream ); Chocolate Chip; and Blueberry (stuffed with fresh lemon cream). Score the bite-sized breakfast treats at Bantam Bagels (283 Bleecker St.) in the West Village starting Sept. 25, and in the frozen sections of select retailers later this fall. Or, order them online at bantambagels.com starting Saturday.
Bantam Bagels has just launched Bantam Pancakes, spheres stuffed with maple syrup and a variety of flavors.
New to the scene…
* Merakia: Greek MountainThief Spithouse + Steak , now open in Flatiron (5 W. 21st St.), has a name that’s more than a mouthful and nods to revolutionary fighters in the Greek War of Independence that began in 1821. History lesson’s over, now savor the rustic roasted and grilled steak, lamb, pork and chicken dishes ($ 24-$ 58). Or, the charred lamb chops ($ 42) and grilled octopus starter ($ 19) are great choices. Vegetarian options include the oven-baked eggplant, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes and feta ($ 19).
Spit-roasted meats are the specialty at Merakia in the Flatiron.
On the horizon…
* Coney Island comes to Midtown for an evening for Biergarten on the Terrace. Davio’s Manhattan — a Northern Italian steakhouse at 447 Lexington Ave. — is hosting the event that includes unlimited beer from Coney Island Brewery and food from Davio’s for the $ 55 price of a ticket. Expect beers like the Mermaid Pilsner, Overpass IPA, Coney Island Lager, and the seasonal Freaktoberfest (a pumpkin and espresso ale), paired with Mini Chili Dogs, Fried Pickles, Milk Chocolate Covered Kettle Corn Treats, and Lobster Hush Puppies served with citrus aioli. The food will be presented as passed apps and buffet-style on Sept. 22 from 5-8 p.m. Tickets (tax and gratuity will be added) must be bought it advance at davios.com/nyc.
Get it while you can…
Honeybuttons, soft, airy honey cookies with a hint of spice, are new to Breads Bakery in time for Rosh Hashanah.
* Honeybuttons sounds like an adorable, make-believe snack for Winnie-the-Pooh — but thankfully, they’re real. You can pick up the soft, spiced honey cookies for $ 9.95 a bag at thethree Manhattan locations of Breads Bakery (breadsbakery.com) for a limited time. New this year for Rosh Hashanah — along with Apple Schmear ($ 7.95 per jar of cinnamon apple butter) — it’s available now through Sept. 29. The newbies join other Jewish New Year faves like Raisin Challah ($ 10.95) and Marzipan Honey ($ 7.95) that Breads is only offering over the next couple of weeks.
with Joe Dziemianowicz