Red Cat Now Serving Lunch; ‘Iron Chef’ East Village?

Chelsea: After nine years, the Red Cat will start serving lunch Tuesday through Saturday; look for chopped salmon salad with sprouts and spicy mayo and a barbecued corned-beef sandwich covered in Gruyère and sided by homemade chips. [Grub Street]
Dumbo: Hecho en Dumbo is hosting Jarana Beat and Mexico City’s Nacotheque and serving special menus tonight to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. [Dumbo NYC]
East Village: Matilda’s looking to highlight “fierce” chefs à la Iron Chef at a monthly Cooking Slam “where contestants create a TUSC-MEX meal with a minimum of three courses, using ingredients previously chosen.” The winner’s dishes get stolen featured on the restaurant’s menu. [TONY] Bowery Electric was raided early Saturday morning but was open again later that night. [Down by the Hipster] The formerly American Grill, formerly Kiev space has already reopened as Song 7.2 to serve Asian cuisine. [Eater]
West Village: Market Table makes a mean chocolate pudding, with mellow hazelnut notes and whipped cream. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]