Restaurateur Discussion at 92YTribeca; Sandy Fund-raiser at Applewood

Join food-world luminaries including Bill Buford, Will Guidara (co-owner of Eleven Madison Park), and Maguy Le Coze (owner of Le Bernardin) at 92YTribeca on Thursday, November 15, for a discussion with author and Financial Times restaurant critic Nicholas Lander in celebration of his new book, The Art of the Restaurateur. The panel, moderated by Buford, will discuss the role of the restaurateur in the age of the celebrity chef. Tickets are $18. [Grub Street]

Park Slope's Applewood is hosting a Hurricane Sandyrelief fund-raiser on Sunday, November 11. They will be serving up sausages and drinks starting at 8 p.m.; all proceeds will be donated to Restore Red Hook. [Grub Street]

Cafectio, a Cuban restaurant on the hard-hit Avenue C, will open tonight for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. [EV Grieve]

Newly crowned U.S. barista champion Katie Carguilo will be manning the bar at Smith Canteen in Carroll Gardens from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. She'll make her winning mix of coffee, green tea, lemon juice, nectarine mash, simple syrup, vinegar, and soda water, as well as a macchiato made with goat's milk and sweetened with beet juice. [Grub Street]