A Crazy New Dish Arrives at Eolo; White & Church, DUO Launch Brunch

Bed-Stuy: Do or Dine, of foie gras doughnuts fame, has obtained a liquor license after four months in business. A toast seems in order. [Eater NY]
Chelsea: The world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, the Joy of Sake, is coming to the Altman Buildingon on October 21. Appetizers from notable restaurants like wd~50 and Momofuku will be served alongside over 300 varieties of sake (170 of which are not available in the United States). Tickets ($90 in advance, $100 at the door) can be purchased online at joyofsake.com or by calling 888-799-7242. [Grub Street]
Contemporary Sicilian restaurant Eolo has added a pretty crazy-sounding new dish to its menu. The Tummala del Gattopardo is “a puff pastry drum stuffed with pasta, baby meatballs, hard-boiled egg, peas, a ground beef ragu and a béchamel sauce.” [Grub Street]

Flatiron District: DUO, at 72 Madison Avenue, will launch brunch on Sunday, to follow regularly each Saturday and Sunday afterward. Menu highlights: a variety of French toasts (peanut butter and jelly-stuffed, Nutella and banana), and a celery-wasabi foam and black-lava sea salt Bloody Mary. [Grub Street]
Noted food-based nonprofit City Harvest will hold its 17th annual Bid Against Hunger tasting event on Tuesday, October 18. The Metropolitan Pavilion at 125th West 18th Street will be filled with tasting items from guest chefs like Eric Ripert, Michael Anthony, and Zak Pelaccio, and guests can bid on exclusive prizes in a silent auction. For more information regarding tickets or sponsorship packages, call 917-351-8725 or e-mail events@cityharvest.org. [Grub Street]
Greenpoint: We noted that Puerto Rican tapas spot Calyer is launching a special Monday deal of a porron and a small plate (rotating weekly) for $20. Now there’s an update on the menu they’ll be running in the afternoons: Keep an eye out for bacala mousse with plantain chips, white anchovy with grilled sourdough and chimichurri, and crushed fingerlings with an aji amarillo dipping sauce. [Grub Street]
Tribeca: White & Church will offer a brunch menu on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Pistachio pancakes with caramelized walnuts, eggplant parmigiana, a macaroni-and-cheese-stuffed burger, mini-meatballs, and other à la carte items will run from $8 to $16. [Grub Street]
West Village: A series of monthly cause-related brunches kicks off this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Veranda. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a three-course prix fixe Eastern Mediterranean–style brunch will be served up with music and readings. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. To book seats, call 917-774-3323. [Grub Street]