Kutsher’s Tribeca Begins Lunch Service; Eataly Hosts an Artisanal Foods Tasting

Chinatown: Inspired by our Reasons to Love New York package, Chinatown Restaurant Week announced a contest celebrating Reasons to Love NYC's Chinatown. All you have to do is leave a comment, and you might win! [Grub Street]
Chelsea: Chelsea Market announced that tickets are now available for NYChilifest 2012, the city's annual celebration of chili, beer, and too much eating. Find tickets here for $45 (chili only) and $55 (chili and beer). [Grub Street]
East Village: After King Gyro closed its doors earlier this week, its replacement a fast-food trifecta featuring Nathan's, Arthur Teacher's, and Pudgie's has already swooped in and announced its opening. [EV Grieve]

Flatiron: Eataly will host an event called Eat New York on January 27 from noon to 6 p.m., giving patrons a chance to taste sixteen artisanal producers (such as A. Bauers mustard, Early Bird granola, Wild Hive Farm polenta, McClures pickles) from all over the state of New York. [Grub Street]
Meatpacking District: Famous Greenwich Village jazz spot the Blue Note looks to expand to trendy Little West 12th Street with a new 80-person venue featuring live jazz and R mixed with a Japanese menu. [DNA Info]
Midtown: PizzArte still deep-fries their pizza, and now they've introduced the Sophia Loren, a pizza fritta two pies of dough filled with smoked provola cheese, ricotta, prosciutto cotto, and tomato sauce. We hear it's a real gut-bombshell. [Grub Street]
Tribeca: Kutsher's Tribeca will add lunch service beginning January 16. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Daniel will host a birthday party and auction for chef Daniel Boulud on Sunday, March 25 to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels. Call 212-687-1290 for info and tickets. [Grub Street]