To summarize in 25 words or less: In a 1997 episode of “Seinfeld,” Frank Costanza celebrates Festivus to protest the commercialism of the holiday season, giving rise to a cult phenomenon. In a nod to the traditions outlined in the show, Old Glory will showcase an aluminum pole inside the restaurant where diners can air their grievances. From Dec. 1 through 23, you can nosh on traditional Festivus dishes such as meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as chocolate cake decorated with M&Ms. You can also booze up on Festivus Punch and the Kramer, a classic Manhattan made with Dewar’s.
As the culmination of this Festivus for the rest of us, Old Glory will offer a three-course, prix-fixe dinner on Dec. 23, featuring their meatloaf, M&M cake and a big salad for $18.