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GoogaMooga Tickets Available Tomorrow; Blue Smoke Marks St. Paddy’s With Special Entree

Financial District: As the mercury rises, we here at Grub Street are daydreaming about our first picnic of the season — and so is Earl of Sandwich, the sandwich joint located in Earl's Court. For $8.99, they'll pack you up a boxed lunch including potato chips, a cookie, and the sandwich of your choice. Better yet: They'll deliver if you order more than one. [Grub Street]
Cafe Doppio, located at the intersection of Broad and Beaver streets, has permanently shuttered. Even if winter is on the wane, we'll miss the soups at this shop. [Midtown Lunch]
Gramercy: Sure, Blue Smoke is technically a barbecue joint, but this Danny Meyer restaurant has an Irish streak. The menu will feature a special St. Paddy's Day entree this Saturday: corned beef and ale-steamed cabbage, with potatoes and Irish soda bread. Pot of gold not included. [Grub Street]

Greenpoint: Nights and Weekends has a new beverage director in Timothy Morgan, formerly of Hotel Delmano and the Roof Club at Gramercy Park Hotel. Morgan will be updating the bar's cocktail list with his own twists on some classic drinks, and we can't wait to see what he comes up with. [Grub Street]
Long Island City: Joe Distefano of World's Fare ventured to P.S.1 for a bite of M. Wells bánh mì, and now he's using the word "rock star" to describe it. We'll have what he's having. [World's Fare/Edible Queens]
Midtown East: The National will celebrate Saint Patrick's Day on Friday and Saturday with its own special dish: Bangers and mash, for $17. It's traditionally an English plate, but we never let geography get in the way of a good bite. [Grub Street]
Prospect Park: Tickets will be available starting tomorrow for the Great GoogaMooga, that sure-to-be-epic music-food fest from the creator of Bonnaroo. General admission tickets are free (we kid you not!) for pay-as-you-go food and fun; a $249.50 all-inclusive pass will get you an extra-special Mooga experience. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Steve Jenkins and Tony DeMarco will give a lecture about olive oil at Fairway Cafe and Steakhouse on April 4 at 6 p.m. There will be samples, of course, as well as wine pairings. Tickets, $40, may be purchased at the cafe or by calling 212-595-1888. [Grub Street]
West Village: The Spotted Pig will play host to two wine dinners this month, each $125. The first, on March 21 at 7 p.m., will feature wine from Donkey & Goat winery in Berkeley; and diners will drink wine from Lebanese winery Chateau Musar at the second dinner, on March 26 at 7 p.m. Menus on both nights will be crafted by chef April Bloomfield and head chef Katharine Marsh. For reservations, email Dave Haisley at dave@thespottedpig.com. [Grub Street]

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