Riverpark Begins Lunch Service; Wafels & Dinges Expands to Central Park

Dumbo: Etsy hosts a Community Cooking Club at their headquarters, 55 Washington Street, on October 6 at 6:30 p.m. Blogger Eleanor Whitney from 2 Cooks in the Kitchen will cook; tickets are $10 and available online. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]


Flatiron: The Carlton Hotel's Salon Milliesme now offers a Parisian Punch Bowl designed to serve two or more, made from housemade orange-spiced brandy with Hayman's gin, pressed apple cider, pineapple, cranberry, and lemon. [Grub Street]


Gramercy: Riverpark begins lunch service today. The lunch menu includes glazed pork belly, Swiss-chard ravioli, and a spiced leg of lamb. [Grub Street]


Long Island City: M. Wells celebrates chef Hugue Dufour’s birthday in conjunction with oyster-shucking champion John Bil on October 7 at 7 p.m. Bil will shuck oysters and clams imported from Prince Edward Island while Dufour churns out boudin blanc, poutine, beans and chanterelles, cornbread, and other Québéçois comestibles from his Peking-duck smoker. Tickets are $80; call 718-425-6917 to reserve a spot. [Grub Street]

Midtown: Manchester Pub offers a lunch special in which all sandwiches on the menu are $7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m; add a beer for just $3. [Midtown Lunch]


Ying Du, at 273 West 38th Street, has been closed by the Department of Health. [Midtown Lunch]


Park Slope: Baluchi's chef Arthur Pieria will demo Indian cooking at the Park Slope Farmers' Market on October 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]


Red Hook: The Red Hook Initiative hosts Taste of Red Hook, a fund-raising event, at the Kidd Yellin Gallery, 133 Imlay Street, on October 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Food vendors including Defonte's and Hope & Anchor will serve bites, with Top Chef's Sam Talbot preparing a special meal. Tickets are $100 and available online. [24/Seven Brooklyn]


Upper East Side: Wafels & Dinges launches a mini-waffle-truck today near the Central Park Zoo entrance, at Fifth Avenue and 64th Street. [Grub Street]