Roberta’s Garden Dinner Series; Custom Picnic Baskets From Telepan

Ici restaurant will celebrate their eighth anniversary with $8 cocktails and special menus with fresh ingredients from Added Value Farms, all weekend long. In addition, guests will have the chance to win a romantic dinner for two. [Grub Street]

Tavern 29 has just opened a beer garden on their rooftop, complete with German décor and over a dozen bottles and drafts. Enjoy locally sourced comfort foods in the ambiance of a summertime biergarten. [Grub Street]

Stanton Street Yogas vegetarian café, the Divine Dish, has just reopened. Its seasonal menu incorporates organic produce from nearby markets. [Grub Street]

Alobar restaurant has a trio of upcoming summer specialties: Sunday features a 100 Mile Supper, a locally sourced, farm-to-table Sunday Roast; Monday is their monthly Beer Dinner, with five courses paired with five Allagash beers for $60; and Tuesday will host their Taste of Long Island City. [Grub Street]

Monday, Robertas will host a five-course garden dinner featuring frutti di mare, from 7 until 10 p.m. Tickets at $130 include beer, wine, and service. [Grub Street]

From foraging and preserving to cooking and factoids, Eugenia Bone will be teaching an All About Mushrooms class at the Brooklyn Kitchen on Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bone is the president of the New York Mycological Society and is the author of Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms. Tickets are $75 per person. [Grub Street]

Sunday, chef/owner Frank Prisinzano is throwing a decaXdance at Webster Hall
to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Supper and Lil Frankies. Guests can enjoy a musical lineup by East Village radio, food, and open bar for $10 with RSVP. [Grub Street]

Today, Mas (la grillade) is proud to announce the opening of its sidewalk dining space, accommodating up to twelve people. Stop by this weekend to enjoy their woodfired grilled specialties for lunch or dinner. [Grub Street]

La Promenade des Anglais kicks off its Summer Jazz Brunch series this Sunday, featuring a live, in-house jazz trio playing from 12 to 3 p.m. Chef Allegrettis brunch menu takes its inspiration from the French Riviera. [Grub Street]

Beginning today, Telepan now offers specialty picnic baskets, catered to-go. At $21 a basket, guests can choose one main, one side salad, and a dessert to tote to nearby Lincoln Center or Central Park. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. the day prior to the pickup. [Grub Street]

Learn to prepare an entire pig from head to feet in Mexican style on Sunday at noon. Chef Zarela Martinez will demonstrate how to make chorizo, carnitas, carne adobada, tamales, manteca, pickled pig feet, and cueritos. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary lunch with their $65 ticket, at Jimmys No. 43. [Grub Street]

Beginning on Monday, June 11, for twelve weeks, Gotham Bar and Grill will feature twelve different regional farms with a two-course lunch menu in honor of its third annual Greenmarket to Gotham celebration. All proceeds will go towards GrowNYCs citywide school garden initiative. [Grub Street]

Chia seeds are emerging as the new fuel snack of choice on Wall Street. The digestive fad is rich in protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. [Bloomberg Businessweek]