East Village: On November 2 from 9 p.m. till midnight, Mayahuel will throw a Day of the Dead party complete with free-flowing Partida Tequila, antojitos, and a “sugar skull station” where you can write the names of dearly departed people and pets. The $50 entry fee benefits Animal Rescue NYC and skull masks are encouraged. [Grub Street]
Chelsea: Les Desirs Patisserie (a bakery that’s been open since 1962) is in danger of closing, and there’s a rumor that nearby Txikito is expanding. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]
Greenpoint: Registration is now open for the Fifth Annual Casserole Party, a casserole competition to be hosted at Brooklyn Label on October 20. You don’t have to cook something to attend, but you do you need to register. [Casserole Crazy]
Midtown East: At Chilean sandwich shop Barros Luco, which is now open, you can get the ever popular chacarero sandwich or a hot dog smothered in avocado. [Skinny Pig]
Park Slope: Good news for celiacs! Everybody Eats, a small bakery dedicated to gluten-free products, is now serving cupcakes and high-fiber breads. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Cocktail den Hotel Delmano has expanded its drinks list for fall. The new menu is here.