Chef Shuffles at Jean Georges; Ardesia Offers a Pretzel-Making Class

Central Park: Jean Georges’ flagship restaurant is getting a trifecta of new and promoted chefs at the executive, chef de cuisine, and dessert positions. [Jean Georges]
Chelsea: The upscale diner known as Redwood Kitchenette and Bar has finally opened, complete with a fully-assembled Airstream trailer inside. [Zagat Buzz]
Crown Heights: Be Social Change is putting on a special event for anyone interested in working on an urban farm — Volunteers can donate $12.50 to transform the High School for Public Service Youth Farm’s 1.25-acre lawn into a functional farm on Saturday, March 17. Register here. [Grub Street]

East Village: Artichoke Pizza has expanded their E. 14th St. location after the relatively new 14 Carrot Vegetarian was snuffed out of its space. [EV Grieve]
Flatiron: The City Bakery is pairing with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to host the third annual Dinner, Drinks & Hot Chocolate Benefit Event on Thursday, March 15. More than just a hot cocoa tasting, the OCRF is providing food, cocktails and several lucrative silent-auction items. Tickets are $90 if you pre-register and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the charity. Register here. [Grub Street]
Hell’s Kitchen: Ardesia continues it’s hands-on cooking classes by hosting a NY-pretzel-making seminar aimed to please your sober and drunk friends alike. Forty bucks grants you access to vaunted pretzeling techniques, as well as beer, wine and snacks. Call Ardesia to reserve your spot: 212-247-9191 [Grub Street]
Midtown: The King of Falafel & Shawarma, Astoria’s award-winning falafel cart, is opening up a second portable location in Manhattan. [New York Street Food]
Bull & Bear, The Waldorf Astoria’s steakhouse, has just named a new executive chef, Will Lustberg, who was most recently the runner-up in the latest season of Hell’s Kitchen.
South Village: The International Association of Culinary Professionals is hosting a live panel on food and food policy tomorrow at 7 p.m. in The Greene Space. Tickets are $20 for non-IACP members and come with beer from Brooklyn Brewery, wine from Brooklyn Oenology and food from Jimmy’s No. 43, not to mention all the interesting food conversation you can handle. Register here. [Greene Space]
Upper East Side: Both Manhattan locations of The Soft Serve Fruit Co. are offering their “Shamrock Sundae” all weekend long. What’s inside? Pear soft-serve fruit topped with kiwi, coconut and white chocolate chunk. [Grub Street]