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3rd Ward and Radish Celebrate Birthdays in Williamsburg; Carnegie Deli Hosts Annual Pickle-Eating Contest

East Village: In celebration of their new cocktail menu, Northern Spy Food Co. will be bringing in mixologist Erick Castro to mix drinks and answer cocktail questions on May 17 and 18. During the special event, all the new cocktails — which are liquorless and made of sherries, vermouths, wines, beers, and bitters — will be $2 off. [Grub Street]
Greenwich Village: The Kati Roll Company will debut a new Kolkata-inspired mixed-veggie roll that will include beet puree, carrots, pear, corn, peanuts, and raisins. [Grub Street]
North Square is saluting two celebrities' birthdays with cocktail and appetizer pairing specials. For Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, the restaurant is having a $15 "Dylan Duo Deal" from May 23 through May 31, which comes with a strawberry mint julep and their "lamburginis" lamb sliders; from June 2 through June 8, for what would have been Marilyn Monroe's 85th birthday, they'll showcase an exhibit of Murray Garrett's photos of the starlet and will be serving a shrimp cocktail with a flute of sparkling wine for $15. [Grub Street]
Meatpacking District: Feeling a little extravagant? Brasserie Beaumarchais will hold a four-course Dom Pérignon tasting dinner for $180. Dishes like caviar à la russe, ère and cranberries brioche will be served with hand-selected Champagne. Reservations are highly recommended, so send an e-mail or call the restaurant to reserve. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Carnegie Deli will be holding its annual pickle-eating contest this Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. [NewYorkology]
Tribeca: If you're interested in improving the food in New York City's public schools while tasting signature dishes from Craft, Babbo, Gramercy Tavern, and Dovetail, make sure you don't miss tonight's event to benefit nonprofit organization Wellness in the Schools (WITS) at 360º Tribeca Rooftop. The event is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets run from $200 to $1,000 and can be purchased at the door or in advance here. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: 3rd Ward is celebrating its 5th birthday with barbecue, summery drinks, free workshops, and live music on Saturday, May 21. RSVP required. [Grub Street]
Another birthday in Williamsburg: Radish will be giving away their signature homemade ginger ales all day to celebrate the shop's first birthday on May 21. [Grub Street]
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