Outdoor Market to Open on Chelsea Plaza; Rice Closes in Soho

• The Chelsea Improvement Company is looking to set up an outdoor market at Chelsea Plaza, and is currently searching for businesses to manage and operate it. [DNAinfo]

Rai Rai Ken moved to a larger space two doors down and opens to the public on Sunday. [EV Grieve]

• Um Segredo’s Dave Santos is offering a beer dinner in support of start-up company One Dude Brew tonight at 8 p.m. for $85 and also tomorrow. Contact Dave at umsegredo12@gmail.com for location and reservations. [Grub Street]

Alobar is partnering with Fossil Farms to create “100 Mile Meals” every other Sunday, starting May 6. They invite chefs to create a family-style meal from locally sourced animals. [Grub Street]

Living Room Bar & Terrace at the W New York - Downtown is open for spring, featuring innovative cocktails like the White Whiskey Smash. [Grub Street]

• Chef Richard Sandoval has partnered with Jaime Pesaque of Mayta Restaurante Bar in Lima, Peru to open Raymi, more big-box Peruvian, in the Flatiron district in June. [Grub Street]

• New York City Food Truck Association partnered with Citymeals, and for the first half of May, 35 food-truck vendors will collect donations; every day, at least two trucks will donate 5 percent of their daily revenue to Citymeals. [Grub Street]

• Lunch favorite Rice has closed, but will be replaced with an extension of Brooklyn Heights restaurant Siggy’s Good Food. [Eater NY]

• Culinary Salon City Grit hosts the Shrimp Bowl (which is exactly like it sounds: lots and lots of delicious shrimp) on May 13, kicking off its outdoor season. Tickets are $55 and available here. [Grub Street]

Outdoor Market to Open on Chelsea Plaza; Rice Closes in Soho