Melt Shop Opens in Chelsea; David Bouhadana of Sushi Uo Planning New Restaurant

• Attention, locavores: Boerum Hill's 61 Local is celebrating with a night of local food and beer. Thursday, October 25, Brooklyn chefs from Seersucker, Parish Hall, SCRATCHbread, and others will collaborate on a dinner with beer pairings to benefit BK Farmyards. Tickets are $40 for seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

• This Thursday, another group of Brooklyn chefs will gather for a Chilean wine dinner at Park Slope restaurant Palo Santo. October 11, Tumbador Chocolate's pastry chef will collaborate on a five-course meal paired with Chilean wines from Casa Marín. The 8 p.m. dinner is $75 per person. RSVP by calling 718-636-6311. [Grub Street]

Melt Shop is opening up a second location in Chelsea on 26th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The grilled-cheese eatery will be serving up some twists on the classic, like the buttermilk-fried-chicken grilled cheese with pepper jack cheese, creamy red cabbage slaw, and Melt sauce. [Grub Street]

BrisketTown, the Williamsburg restaurant from BrisketLab's Daniel Delaney, will shut down its preordering feature today at 8 p.m. while they build a new RSVP system. Order your share of the remaining 1,089 pounds of brisket while you can! [Grub Street]

• David Bouhadana of Sushi Uo is back in New York, after decamping to Japan post-live-sushi-party fame, and is taking over the old Polonia space. According to Community Board 3, the new Japanese restaurant will be called Sushi Dojo. Proposed hours are Sunday to Monday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. [EV Grieve]

Brooklyn Brewery is hosting the latest in Food Experiments' amateur cooking competition series. This time, entrants who bring their best curried dishes to Williamsburg can win a lifetime supply of cooking equipment and a food-themed trip to Brooklyn. If you'd rather watch (and eat) the competition, tickets are just $15. Learn more here. [Grub Street]

• Peruvian restaurant Raymi is celebrating Latin American food festival Mistura with a seven-course tasting menu. Dine on fluke tiradito, scallop cau cau, and pork belly adobo through December for $75 a person. [Grub Street]