Eleven Madison Park Goes Off the Grid; More Sandy Benefits

Get schooled: The Brooklyn Star and the Brooklyn Kitchen will host a six-course dinner pairing new dishes from chef Joaquin Baca such as Chicken-Fried Rabbit Roulade with Brussels sprouts, winter squash slaw, and chestnut gravy with wines from Bedell, a winery on the north fork of Long Island. Tuesday, December 4. Tickets and details here. [Grub Street]

The straightforwardly named Eat Pie and Shop will take place next Sunday at Cobble Hill's P.S. 29. Food writers and local restaurateurs (including Gail Simmons of Food & Wine and Top Chef fame) will judge the pie contest, which is open to anyone, while local vendors sell gifts. The Parent-Teacher Association uses the proceeds to fund the school's arts programs. More information here. [Grub Street]

Calling All Food Entrepreneurs: There are two weeks left to submit a business concept to Bon Appétit's Food Innovator Awards. [Grub Street]

Strong Place in Cobble Hill will host "Sweet Relief" this Friday, November 30. From 2 until 4 p.m., 100 percent of proceeds from select Sixpoint and Lagunita drafts will go toward Rockaway Rescue Alliance. There will also be a raffle to win a tour of the Sixpoint Brewery. [Grub Street]

Eleven Madison Park has done away with its signature "grid menu." Now diners choose between beef or duck ... and the rest is up to Daniel Humm. [Twitter, Eater NY]

Hearth will hold a second benefit dinner for NYC Food Flood, a relief effort of chefs bringing food to New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. For the December 3 benefit, chefs Marco Canora (Hearth), George Mendes (Aldea), James Beard Award winning Sean Brock (McCrady's, Husk), and Alex Stupak (Empellón) will cook a five-course meal. More information here. [Grub Street]

Tomorrow night at Gilt, Justin Bogle will cook a special dinner to benefit the American Red Cross. Bogle is teaming with Brad McDonald from Governor in Dumbo and Mark Snyder from the Red Hook Winery, two businesses that were damaged during the storm. Tickets are $295; details are here. [Grub Street]