LES Dwellers Rise Up Against Bar; Fun Oktoberfest Options

• "Every crunch will be a pickle parade your mouth will never forget!" If you know that good brine means good times, head to the First Annual
Pickle Palooza, sponsored by NYC events website iAdventure.com and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Brooklyn Brine will be among those exhibiting their pickles this Sunday. (Ahem.) [Grub Street]

• The International Chefs Congress comes to NYC this weekend. To celebrate in multicultural style, Wall + Water will offer a tasting menu prepared by chefs Mathias Dahlgren of Sweden and Jordan Kahn of Los Angeles, on Tuesday, October 2. Tickets
here. [Grub Street]

• There's never been a time to tip more generously at Neely's Barbecue Parlor. Bartender Michelle Milton will, for the fourth year in a row, donate 100 percent of her October tips to Chemo Comfort, which provides cancer patients with kits that alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy. [Grub Street]

Eolo is bringing a cousin to Chelsea. Melissa Muller Daka, owner-chef of the Sicilian restaurant, just signed a twelve-year lease for a new handmade-pasta bar called Pastai,
according to Crain's. [Grub Street]

• Fed up with nightlife and overcrowding around Rivington? Some residents are and have formed the LES Dwellers Association, "in response to the declining quality of life and disappearance of the vibrant, culturally diverse, and sometimes irreverent community the LES once was," according to Bowery Boogie and the group's Facebook page. #GoHome [Bowery Boogie]

• Let your tastebuds do the traveling next Tuesday, with the help of chef Marc Murphy of Landmarc and nearby Wines of Chile. He has created a Chilean-inspired menu to be paired with the best of that country's wines. This is the first of a series of wine-themed dinners at Landmarc. Menu and tickets here. [Grub Street]

• From October 5 to 7, Jimmy's No. 43 will pour from authentic German cask ales, which are unfiltered, unpasteurized, and poured from casks that forgo any extra carbon-dioxide pressure. The East Village bar will also offer a special deal on a traditional German dinner: $20 will get you three wurst (sausages), German sides and two beers. [Grub Street]

• For West Villagers and those who find themselves in the neighborhood, Perilla will offer German fare (beet salad, bratwurst, schnitzel, German chocolate cake) paired with German beers every Monday night in October. [Grub Street]

• The fusion fiends at DohYo also jump in on the German holiday, October 3 to 9. (After all, who are we to police holiday appropriation?) Try a New York-style pretzel with miso mustard and chipotle mayo, or kimchee empanadas with Asian sweet sausage, and pair them with a number of Japanese beers. [Grub Street]

• Cantinetta Antinori hosts "a four course meal of wines from the Antinori's historic estates." The menu comes from executive chef Lorenzo di Martino, to be held at the Mondrian Soho October 3 to 6. Tickets and more information here. [Grub Street]

• Bao'd-ass Eddie Huang will introduce his friend and Grantland.com editor Jay Caspian Kang at powerHouse Books by discussing his own upcoming memoir, Fresh Off the Boat. Huang's Baohouse will be providing appetizers. Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. [Grub Street]