Perilla’s Summer Dinners and Beer Pairings; Alias’s 2 Fat Trannies ‘Beach Blanket Bimbo’

• The first-ever Bon Appetit Grub Crawl kicks off this Friday, June 1. Lounge with Lambrusco and crostini at Prime Meats, slurp oysters at Maison Premiere, and experience a homemade Korean-style breakfast at the Good Fork. [Grub Street]

Men’s Health has lined up Sullivan Street Bakery’s Jim Lahey, Tertulia’s Seamus Mullen, Kin Shop’s Harold Dieterle, and ABC Kitchen’s Dan Kluger to teach the first-ever Men’s Health Cooking School. The one-day seminar will take place on June 9 at the International Culinary Center; tickets here. [Grub Street]

• In honor of today’s opening of their second location in Union Square, Italian specialty foods market Agata & Valentina will offer free delivery for the first month to parts of the East and Central Villages, Noho, Soho, and to Lenox Hill and the East 80s, near their uptown location. [Grub Street]

• New York–based restaurant POS startup Breadcrumb has recently been acquired by Groupon. The company hopes to “build affordable and intuitive products that make it easier for local merchants to manage their business” with its new investment. [Reuters]

• Family-owned Lulu & Po opened last week with a seasonal menu inspired by chef Matthew Hamilton’s childhood on an upstate farm. [Local Fort Greene/NYT]

• Every Monday this summer, beginning June 4, Perilla will offer a special four-course menu paired with beers from boutique breweries. The month of June will feature Copenhagen’s Evil Twin brews alongside dishes like "housemade turkey scrapple" and roasted local pork loin. Stillwater Artisianl Ales will be the star performer for July. Cost is $60 per person. [Grub Street]

• Rome blogger and travel writer Katie Parla will be hosting an Italian craft-beer dinner at Bistro de la Gare. At $125 per person, guests can enjoy starters, primo, secondo, and dessert paired with Italian craft beers. Reservations can be made directly with the restaurant (212-242-4420). Some proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank for NYC. [Parla Food]

• The Gowanus Canal Conservancy has just announced its menu for its first annual Spring Forward Fundraiser on June 6. Brooklyn Cured’s smoked beef kielbasa and Mile End Delicatessen’s smoked brisket are among the stars. Tickets [http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/246241] can be purchased for $55. [Grub Street]

• Monday, June 4, Alias will host its 2 Fat Trannies “Beach Blanket Bimbo” pre-fixe dinner, ‘drag/beach attire optional, appetites essential!’ For $40, guests can indulge in a menu that features ‘fig in a blanket’ and ‘sex change on the beach’ cocktails. [Grub Street]

Lowcountry lobster boils will take place every Sunday and Monday throughout the summer. For $30, guests can enjoy heaping portions of lobster, shrimp, andouille sausage, and all the fixin’s. [Grub Street]

Acme and the Lion will join culinary forces on Wednesday, June 6, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the Whitney Art Party at Skylight Soho. House-cured salmon shooters and Lion tuna tartare will star alongside Japanster’s music performance.

• Macy’s Great American Chefs Tour begins today in Seattle. The cross-country expedition will include live cooking demonstrations and food tastings, emphasizing "farm-to-table" cooking. [Grub Street]

• Eddie Huang from Baohaus will be cooking up Hainan chicken alongside musical performances by Chris Holmes, Mandy Coon, and Nancy Whang this Thursday at Westway. [Pop Chef]

• Every Monday, beginning June 4 at 6 p.m., the Beagle will host Saucy Mondays throughout the summer, offering a menu of three special cocktails based on the spirit of the month for only $10 per cocktail. Every drink will showcase a different technique or style of the spirit of the month. [Grub Street]


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