Tavern 29 Bows in NoMad; Vandaag to Open Weenie Window This Weekend

•Even urban farmers need a little TV romance. Alejandro Velez, a San Francisco urban farmer and co-founder of Back to the Roots, which produces $20 kits to grow mushrooms indoors, will be one of the 25 men competing on the upcoming season of the Bachelorette. [Inside Scoop SF]

•The new Chipotle at 71 Spring Street is now serving, full liquor license and all. [Bowery Boogie]

Vandaag will serve wieners out of a window starting this weekend. That’s right — Wurstelstand on the 6th Street side will include minced pork, pickled beef, and boudin blanc links. [Eater NY]

•Marc Murphy’s Ditch Plains brings back its Thursday Night Crab Boil starting May 10. For $40, feast on Atlantic blue crab and bites like jalapeño hush puppies, potato wedges, corn on the cob, and the ditch’wich. Two seatings are available every week, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

•Cedric Tovar’s Tour de France dinner series kick-starts this Sunday at Bobo, featuring a different region of France each month. May is for Provence, and dinner includes a three-course prix fixe menu for $30. Wine and aperitif pairings will also be available. [Grub Street]

•Residents of the Seward Park neighborhood are up in arms as two national chains are both reportedly working on lease deals for retail spaces on Grand Street. The former Roots & Vines cafe (which closed in March) could become a 7-Eleven and the space currently occupied by Grand Spa could become a Dunkin’. [Bowery Boogie]

•Wendy’s three new signature sides — baked sweet potato, mac and cheese, and chili cheese fries — are the latest move in the fast-food war. What’s next, a fast-food food truck? Oh wait. [CHOW]

•Chow down on some crawdads May 23 at the Pinch Tail, Suck Head all-you-can-eat crawfish boil with potatoes, sausage, mushrooms, and corn on the cob from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brooklyn Brewery. Wash it down with three Brooklyn beers available in cans. Tickets are $40. [Edible Brooklyn]

•For a West Village Cinco de Mayo, the Windsor is offering a special menu including a Mexicali burger and cocktails like a spicy cucumber margarita and Mexican Mule, with tequila and ginger beer. [Grub Street]

• The NoMad neighborhood’s new beer garden sits on top of two floors made for eating and drinking — like hanger steaks and absinthe-infused rum cocktails. Opening Monday, Tavern 29’s rooftop German beer garden will soon have its own sausage menu. [Grub Street]

Tavern 29 Bows in NoMad; Vandaag to Open Weenie Window This Weekend