Brown Cafe on the LES Closes; South American Wine Tasting at Corkbuzz

• The LES’s much-beloved Brown Cafe is shuttering its doors after twelve years of business to “focus on the development of multifaceted projects which include a nonprofit food awareness program for public schools.” [The Lo-Down]

• Recently(-ish) closed Overseas Taste Restaurant in Chinatown is to be replaced by Makan-Lah, a Malaysian street food tapas restaurant/wine bar. [Bowery Boogie]

• Union Square’s Corkbuzz Wine Studio is hosting a South American tasting class January 12; register here for $50. Plus: Throughout this month, Sunday nights are corkage-free! [Grub Street]

• This Sunday, January 6, neighborhood-centric blog is hosting the first of its Sunday Suppers event series at Manhattan Avenue cocktail joint Beloved. The six course Cajun-inspired dinner is priced at $35 and includes a special cocktail. Reservations available here. [Grub Street]

NYChilifest is set to make its third annual appearance on January 27 at Chelsea Market, where attendees can traipse around the 500-foot concourse and shovel in as much of the city’s best chili as humanly possible (prepared by the likes of Beer Table, Brooklyn Star, Pies n’ Thighs and more). Tickets start at $50 and can be had here. [Grub Street]

The Marrow’s menu is out. [Grub Street]