Chocolate Show Starts Tomorrow; Payard Debuts New Menu


Chelsea: No Beer Table for Chelsea Market, but lots of nuts. Opening next month: Smith Street’s Nut Box, Nut Box Spices, raw-food and juice spot One Lucky Duck, and an American cheese-and-charcuterie monger called Lucy’s Whey. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
East Village: Daydream closes, following Yogurtland in the fro-yo-war retreat. [Eater]
Tudor City: Convivio now serves a two-course menu with biscotti for $28 during lunch hours, and Mondays through Thursdays after 9 p.m. Dish picks include Mike White’s fusilli with pork-shoulder ragù. [Grub Street]
Meatpacking District: 675 Bar hosts a free Halloween party on Saturday with a D.J. and costume prizes. Don’t expect points for B&T; costumes. [Grub Street]

Union Square: The twelfth annual Chocolate Show brings a crazy amount of cocoa back to the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street) this weekend in the form of three all-day walk-around tastings. [Chocolate Show]
Upper East Side: François Payard shows us his new menu for François Chocolate Bar, opening November 4 on the fourth floor the flagship Mauboussin jewelry store on Madison Avenue. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Kids eat free at Kefi on Halloween from noon to midnight. Free candy and free Psilakis meatballs — lucky runts. [Grub Street]