Christmas Stollen at the Lambs Club; Line Cook Wins Latke Festival

• R&R;: Die Koelner Bierhalle will host its first Radeberger & Reggae tomorrow, December 12. There will be specials for the pilsner and classic reggae on the speakers. [Grub Street]

Miranda — a Williamsburg restaurant that combines Latin American heritage with Italian culinary techniques — celebrates its fifth anniversary with $5 beer, wines, and cocktails. Lunch and dinner, Monday, December 17. [Grub Street]

• Man of the people: Micah Fredman, a 25-year-old line cook at Gramercy Tavern, won the favor of the 400-plus attendees at the Fourth Annual Latke Festival. The panel of judges chose Balaboosta. [DNAinfo]

• Bjorn Bottcher, executive pastry chef of the Lambs Club, will break out a generations-old recipe and bake Christmas stollen, a traditional European holiday bread with candied lemons, oranges, ginger, rum raisin, cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla. Call or e-mail to place an order. [Grub Street]

• This month's regional dinner at Mercadito will feature the cuisine of Central Mexico in four courses: Sopa de Tortilla, Tacos de Canasta, Taquiza de Barbacoa, and Churros. $25 per person for dinner; $20 for three cocktails. [Grub Street]

• While the New York City Department of Health has deployed workers to neighborhoods that were affected by Hurricane Sandy to offer guidance to restaurant owners, it will not resume graded inspections of these establishments until January 2. [Diner's Journal/NYT]