Edi & the Wolf Guys Planning Bar for Alphabet City; Il Mulino Opening Uptown

Dumbo: Tasting Brooklyn, the second annual event honoring the borough’s culinary diversity, will take place at DUMBO Loft on Tuesday, April 3. General admission tickets are $50 per person; VIP tickets are $70 per person; purchase here. [Grub Street]
East Village: Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban’s bid for a 4 a.m. liquor license was approved last night, and they’ll soon unveil a new bar on 116 Avenue C. The menu will focus on light fare accompanied by old-world cocktails, Champagne, and small-batch spirits. [Zagat Buzz]
Following yesterday’s report that vegetarian eatery Kate’s Joint is facing in eviction in April, we have since been informed that there is indeed an Indiegogo site where you can pledge to help the veggie favorite avoid closure. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: On Sunday, March 25, Roberto’s chef Paciullo is hosting a family-style Italian supper at Zero Otto Nove. The prix fixe ($22 per person) includes Ricotta Cheese Ravioli in chef Paciullo’s savory tomato sauce along with hearty ten-ounce meatballs, pork-skin braciola, and sausage, plus stuffed artichokes on the side for sharing. Call for reservations. [Grub Street]
Word comes today that the soft opening of Daniel Humm and Will Guidara’s Nomad is now slated for Sunday, April 1. Getting close … [Eater NY]
Noho: On Thursday, March 29, New York City eateries including Num Pang, Red Rooster, and Morimoto will host a memorable tasting event and silent auction at the Astor Center to benefit STREETS International, a nonprofit organization that offers disadvantaged youth in Hoi An, Vietnam. General admission tickets are $100 per person, and $75 per person for students; purchase here. [Grub Street]
Soho: As a part of its annual conference, “The Fashion of Food,” the International Association of Culinary Professionals will open its doors to the public for a Book & Blog Festival, a gathering of top cookbook authors, culinary writers, and food bloggers, on Sunday, April 1, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 82 Mercer Street. Tickets are $10 per person and available online. [Grub Street]
Times Square: In honor of the nearing premier of Mad Men’s anticipated fifth season, R Lounge in the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel will offer a “before dinner cocktails” special for fans. Both Mad Men–inspired cocktails — the Partners & Spade Absolut Blood Bloody Mary and the Red Stag Manhattan — will be half price ($6) every Sunday up until the show airs at 9 p.m. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Popular Italian eatery Il Mulino has staked its claim on a new uptown location at 37 East 60th Street, says the Post. [NYP]
Yonkers: Latin-American eatery Havana Central is expanding north of the city. [Grub Street]