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Babbo Hosts ’Shroom Party; Mimi’s Hummus Makes Progress on Wine Bar

Chelsea: Tom Valenti, author of You Don’t Have to Be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook, will accept an Award of Distinction at a black-tie ball for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation held at Pier Sixty on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. [JDRF]
Ditmas Park: The wine bar and Middle Eastern shop from the owners of Mimi’s Hummus is making progress. [Brownstoner]
Hell’s Kitchen: Tasting-tour service Rum & Blackbird runs a three-hour Hell’s Kitchen tour Thursday through Sunday for $49. Stops include Xie Xie, Poseidon Bakery, Gazala Place, and Empanada Mama. [Rum & Blackbird]
Midtown West: Land Rover and Le Cirque will recreate the Mayflower voyage on November 19 by picking up a fleet of diners at 7 p.m. at the Westside dealership and carting them to the restaurant for a Thanksgiving feast at the restaurants for $145 a pilgrim. That’s some New York holiday spirit. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: Fairway butcher Ray Venezia hosts a turkey-carving demo and three-course dinner at the uptown store next Wednesday at 7 p.m. for $40. [Grub Street]
Windsor Terrace: The last day of the local Greenmarket this year is November 25. [Examiner]
West Village: Babbo celebrates porcini season starting tonight with a nightly three-course tasting for $59 — including parpadelle with porcini and thyme, and hanger steak with sautéed porcini — served until the 'shrooms run out after Christmas. [Grub Street]
Commerce will now serve a Tavern menu on Saturday afternoons from noon to 5 p.m. Look for a croque-madame grilled cheese with a sunny-side-up egg. [Grub Street]

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