Grand Sichuan in Chelsea Has Reopened; Win a Year of Cheese From Murray’s Cheese

Chelsea: Our tipster tells us that Grand Sichuan on Ninth Avenue, which had been shuttered by the Health Department, has reopened, with a "Grade Pending" sign in the window. [Grub Street]
Greenwich Village: 508 GastroBrewery has a new beer pairing menu. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays, 39 dollars will get you three items from the menu and unlimited — yes, unlimited — house brews. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Chef Julian Medina is launching a brunch menu at Toloache 82 this Saturday that will be available 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday. [Grub Street]
Sichuan restaurant Land of Plenty recently opened its doors, as the establishment continues the trend of Sichuan restaurants flourishing in the neighborhood. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Upper West Side: Americans are stereotyped as fat, but where did that come from? Gastronomist Sarah Lohman presents "Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Tonics and Tinctures: Historic Remedies for Your Expanding Waistline" on January 24 at the American Museum of Natural History, a presentation that examines the strange diets in U.S. history. Tickets here. [Grub Street]
West Village: For you cheese fans out there, Murray's Cheese just announced a pretty appealing giveaway: twelve months of artisan cheese and meats. Enter here, and if you win, your friends will love you. [Grub Street]
West Village: The Tea Set Bistro has teamed up with Dr. Drew Ramsey, creator of the Happiness Diet, and will offer a three-course menu with Champagne cocktails, seafood stew, wine, and tea on January 25 at 7 p.m. Best of all? It's healthy and only costs $49. [Grub Street]