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Fishing Shrimp Truck Roams Ditmas Park; Earl’s Court Brings More Lunch Options to FiDi

Ditmas Park: Be on the lookout for the Fishing Shrimp Truck, a ten-day-old food truck traversing the streets of Brooklyn selling dishes like fish and chips and fried shrimp. [New York Street Food]
Financial District: Earl's Court, the new financial district food court on John and Gold Streets, opens today with seven eateries, including a bakery and milkshake bar. In addition, vendors include Earl of Sandwich, Greens, the Original Soupman, Sushi Express, and Lavazza. [Midtown Lunch]
Midtown: This holiday season, ESquared Hospitality (which includes BLT Steak, BLT Prime, BLT Fish, and Casa Nonna) is offering a complimentary drink or dessert to patrons of their restaurants who bring in a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Toys for Tots. [Grub Street]

Park Slope: Bark Hot Dogs, along with Gasland and United for Action, will be hosting a special dinner and film screening on Wednesday, November 9. For $30 per person, guests will watch a screening of the film, which focuses on the dangers of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing within the gas industry, and be treated to a menu that includes crispy red kuri squash; choucroute garni with Hawthorne Valley sauerkraut; bratwurst; young potatoes and grainy mustard; and a "million dollar cake" made with vanilla custard, bananas, whipped cream, and a pecan shortbread crust. There will also be a selection of Sixpoint ales on tap to wash it all down. Twenty-five percent of sales from the evening will go to Gasland and tickets can be purchased here. [Grub Street]
Soho: Next Monday, November 7, from 7 to 10 p.m., David Burke Kitchen is hosting a Bourbon & Bluegrass dinner that will pair "inventive bourbon concoctions and house made infusions" with a four-course dinner, all for $95 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Menu items include bison tartar, spice-crusted wild boar chop, and a bourbon banana tart tatin. Dinner-time tunes will be provided by Jason Bertone's Bluegrass Band. Reservations can be made by e-mailing krosenhouse@davidburke.com. [Grub Street]
West Village: To celebrate receiving three stars from the GRA (Green Restaurant Association), Anfora will be offering two specialty "HallowGreen" cocktails tonight. For $8 each, patrons can sip on the Beast or Fall Spirit, which are both made using organic crop products. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: To celebrate its new liquor license, Forcella is giving a free beer or glass of house wine to all those who say the promo code "thirsty," beginning tonight through this Wednesday. [Zagat Buzz]

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