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La Promenade des Anglais Overhauls; Bi Lokima Shutters

• Bistro La Promenade, formerly La Promenade des Anglais, is running a $45 prix fixe menu from September 17 to 23 in celebration of its one-year anniversary (and its name change). The prix fixe deal gets you any appetizer, entrée, and dessert, with a wine pairing, from the new, traditional bistro-style menu. Entrées include canard roti with green lentils and root vegetables; roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes, button mushrooms, pearl onions, and applewood bacon; and skate "Grenobloise" with roasted Brussels sprouts, applewood bacon, and hazelnuts. [Grub Street]

• On September 20, fourteen restaurants will bring together the largest collection of sakes under one roof for the twelfth annual Joy of Sake, a tasting event at the Altman building. Restaurants, including wd~50, Bond St., and Hakkasan, will provide appetizers and present 360 sake labels, over 200 of which are not usually available in the U.S. Tickets are $90 in advance or $100 at the door and can be purchased at joyofsake.com or by calling 808-222-0195. [Grub Street]

• The 86th Annual Feast of San Gennaro kicked off yesterday with its annual cannoli-eating contest. Eric "Bad Lands" Booker ate a total of 21 La Bella Ferrara cannolis for the win. You can eat your fill of cannolis and all the Italian-American fried items your heart could possibly desire on Mulberry Street now through September 23. [Gothamist/Serious Eats]

• Midtown East restaurant Bi Lokima has, sadly, closed its doors. The tiny Turkish eatery was open for just more than a year and a half. [Zagat]

• Sunday is Mexican Independence Day, and the Americano is celebrating this Saturday. Head to the Chelsea restaurant for mariachi, mezcal, and a Mexican-inspired three-course menu. Enjoy mole with chicken and foie gras, poblano chile quesadillas, and churros with a mezcal anglaise, before making your way to the downstairs bar for the after-party. Call 212-525-0000 to reserve a spot. [Grub Street]

• In Queens, MexiBBQ will be holding its own celebration for Mexican Independence Day, with a focus on enchiladas and mole poblano, dishes that have been a part of Mexican cuisine for centuries. Saturday, the Astoria restaurant will serve an Independence Day special of turkey enchiladas with mole poblano and red-bean salad. Try it with one of several mezcal varieties. [Grub Street]

• See Masaharu Morimoto break down a fish October 4 at the Gohan Society's Aki Matsuri 2012. The Iron Chef will be giving a sushi demonstration at this celebration of Japanese ingredients, where guests can also dine on signature dishes paired with sake from eleven New York restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Bakery, Red Rooster Harlem, and Talde. The event will be held at Brooklyn Brewery, which means plenty of craft beers throughout the night. Purchase tickets through the Gohan Society or on Eventbrite. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Japanese American Association's Japan Relief Fund. [Grub Street]

The Diamond in Greenpoint is hosting a Brew 'n Chew. Six teams will compete for the distinction of having created the best home-brew-and-snack pairing. Their entries will be judged by a crowd of 100. Tickets are $25, and proceeds will go to the New York Harbor School. [Grub Street]

• Lower East Side café TeaNY has gotten a bit of a makeover. The Rivington Street spot is now Teany-ssimo Restaurant Cafe, as declared by a new, hot-pink sign. [Bowery Boogie]

Haven rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel launched brunch last weekend and now has added lunch to its roster. On Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., D.J.'s will set the atmosphere for fun, cocktail-filled brunches. [Grub Street]

Eli Zabar can help you celebrate Rosh Hashanah with holiday baskets. Get the Apple & Honey L'Shanah Tovah Basket, filled with apples, a raisin-studded challah, Eli's honey cake with almonds, and fresh honey, for $100 to $250, or the Kosher Basket for $150 to $350. The Rosh Hashanah specials are available for in-store pickup or delivery. You'll also find both sweet and savory à la carte items for the High Holidays at the Upper East Side store. [Grub Street]

• Spend football season at Lowcountry. The West Village restaurant will have game-time happy-hour specials during all four quarters every Sunday and Monday. The happy hour includes the $20 Southern Pupu Platter (Bourbon BBQ wings with fried pickles, jalapeno-pimento poppers, fried oysters, and/or hushpuppies) and $5 drafts. They're also offering an Abita Bucket for $25 available anytime throughout the season. [Grub Street]

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