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Brick-Oven Pizza From a Vintage Chevy Flatbed; Frappuccino Happy Hour Alert

• Mediterranean eatery Gastronomie 491 will host a Joy of Cheese event series featuring four wine and cheese pairings on May 1, 8, and 15. The event starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

Scarpetta is ringing in its four-year anniversary with a special four-course prix fixe menu featuring some of Scott Conant's most beloved dishes, paired with a complimentary wine flight, for $60. Raw yellowtail with olio di zenzero and flaked sea salt, as well as spaghetti with tomato and basil, will be served. The special will be available May 7 through 10; tickets can be purchased by calling 212-691-0555. [Grub Street]

• LES burger joint Interstate Food & Liquor will open for breakfast and lunch every day beginning tomorrow. As they clarified for us, that means “All Sliders. All the Time.” [Grub Street]

• I&S BBDO has created a series of laser-cut seaweed featuring designs that "evoke the patterns of cherry blossoms, water drops, and tortoise shell (among other objects)." Currently, the nori is only available for sale in Japan, but may be popping up in the states in the future. What we have here is some grade-A designer sushi. [Food Section]

• Starting today, Shake Shack and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign are holding the first-ever Great American Shake Sale, a monthlong initiative taking place at all Shake Shacks — excluding ballparks and international locations. Through the month of May, Shake Shack guests who donate $2 or more to No Kid Hungry will receive a complimentary shake (valued at $5) on their next visit. [Grub Street]

• New Yorkers can attest the saturation of pizza joints in the city, but beginning this weekend, Pizza Luca, a brick-oven on top of a 1952 Chevy flatbed, will be hitting street fairs and other events during the upcoming months to bring you a whole different pizza experience. This Saturday, Pizza Luca will be at the street festival that runs along Broadway from Fulton Street to Battery Place, near the Wall Street bull. The oven-on-wheels (technically a food truck?) will be serving up three different types of pies, with ingredients from the Campania region of Italy, the originator of all things pizza. Follow the truck on Twitter. [NY Street Food]

• This Thursday, Sarabeth’s Tribeca will host a seven-course dinner with wine pairings to benefit P.S. 150 and P.S. 234. The price is $150 ($100 of which is tax-deductible) and includes a ticket to Taste of Tribeca ($50 value). The menu will include such delicacies as a duck terrine with rhubarb mustard, strawberry, and smoked almond; Arctic char with golden cauliflower puree, savory cabbage, and roast sunchoke; and N.Y. strip steak served with Chinese broccoli, ginger-onion puree, and mandarin sauce. The dinner begins at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased by calling 212-966-0421. [Grub Street]

• With Summer just around the corner, Frappuccinos and Frap happy hour at Starbucks are back. From May 4 through 13, visit a participating Starbucks from 3 to 5 p.m. for blended beverages, any flavor and any size, at half-price. [Grub Street]

DBGB will host Extrava-CAN-za! Whole Hog Feast on May 15, roastin’ up an entire Provencal suckling pig for your enjoyment. The hog will be stuffed with tomato, fennel, nicoise olives, and bacon, and will be topped with beer-braised sauerkraut, grilled asparagus, spring peas, fingerling potatoes, and ramps. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $80 per person and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

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