Fairway Considering Murray Hill; Homemade Spam in Brooklyn

• Fairway might be headed to Murray Hill: The beloved grocer is in talks to lease the former Borders space at Second Avenue and E. 32nd Street. It would be the company’s fourth store in Manhattan. [Crain’s]

The Highliner, the iconic Chelsea restaurant, will be featuring a steamed-lobster boil on Mondays for just $19. Make the evening perfect by feasting outside. [Grub Street]

• Chefs Jacques Pepin and Jacques Torres prepared a four-course meal for 150 guests (accompanied by nearly a dozen world-class wines) at last night’s University Settlement eighth annual fine-wine dinner and auction. In all, the night raised over half a million dollars for the charity, which provides essential social and community services for low-income New Yorkers. [Grub Street]

• Southern Spice has reappeared after a hiatus, and the restaurant now calls Long Island home. [NY1]

• Last year we wrote about the micro-loan program spearheaded by Samuel Adams, but at the time it was limited to a few regions. Now enterprising owners of small food, beverage, or hospitality businesses nationwide can hit up Sam for some extra cash. Details here. [Grub Street]

• We’re not typically fans of Spam, but Brooklyn Wok Shop has concocted a gourmet version of the canned meat that sounds fantastic: Pork cured for three days and served with rice and garlic-chive taro fries. [Grub Street]

• The Garden Gather Dinner, to be held May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, will highlight foraged fare in a six-course tasting menu. Reserve your seat for $150. [Grub Street]

• Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises will inspire a four-course dinner at Parish Hall on May 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $150. [Grub Street]

Back Forty West will celebrate Calçotada, a Catalan onion festival held each spring, on May 8 with lamb chops, sausage, and other festive dishes served at communal tables. Reserve your spot for $60. [Grub Street]

Fairway Considering Murray Hill; Homemade Spam in Brooklyn