2 Bros Burns Down in Midtown; Talde Is Giving Away Free Dinners

Downtown Brooklyn: The recently opened Dekalb Market will be the destination of a CMJ Music Marathon showcase, featuring emerging African performers. [Grub Street]
Flatiron: The 10th Annual Iron Skillet Cookoff is back with an all-star edition. Said stars onboard include The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli, Rescue Me’s Steven Pasquale, Valerie Smaldone of Valerie’s New York, and William Beatty of the New York Giants. The event is October 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Crimson. All proceeds go to World Cares Center. [Grub Street]
Everywhere: City Harvest’s Great Food, Great Hearts restaurant guide has gone mobile, for iPhone and Android. Download the app, which tells you which restaurants are supporters of the charity, here. While you’re at it, make reservations on OpenTable. [Grub Street]

Harlem: HealthCorps, a high-school-based health initiative to fight obesity through educational and mentoring programs nationwide, will join Fairway Market for a “Teen Battle Chef Showdown” on October 24. The free tasting competition is from 3 to 5 p.m.
Lower East Side: Williamsburg pizza spot Forcella has an opening date for its Bowery location: October 29. [Alewife launched a draughts-to-go and late-night pizza menu. Among the fun new choices: Young’s double-chocolate stout, and Kabocha truffle pizza, topped with Japanese pumpkin, chopped truffle, and ricotta. [Grub Street]
Midtown East: Hunan Manor, a sister restaurant to Hunan House in Flushing, had a grand opening recently. [Midtown Lunch]
Whole Foods is opening a new location in summer 2012. [Midtown Lunch]
Midtown West: E&E; Grill House is now offering a Monday afternoon lunch special: a $9 sandwich with housemade chips or a green salad, ranging from grilled steak to candied BLT. [Grub Street]
The midtown west location of 2 Bros Pizza burned down and suffered substantial water damage, owing to a fire that spread from a second-floor office above the $1 pizza joint. [Midtown Lunch]
Espace is hosting Bottlenotes’ third annual Around the World in 80 sips (of wine) tasting event on November 4. RSVP here. [Grub Street]
Nolita: On October 23, Ellabess is having an all-you-can-eat pig roast, plus beer, on its rooftop. The $40 tickets can be purchased here or at the door. [Grub Street]
Park Slope: Who could ever turn down a free meal? We can’t; so, it’s good news that “Asian-American” restaurant Talde, in honor of its grand opening next month, is having a series of free dinner giveaways. The first one launched today on Fucked in Park Slope. [Fucked in Park Slope]
Upper West Side: Get yourself a “veggiecation” for EAT NYC, in honor of the first-ever National Food Day, on October 24. The event aims to promote healthy eating habits for children; it will feature journalist Paula Zahn and the Food Network’s Sandra Lee as keynote speaker. Buy ticketshere. [Grub Street]