Marcus Samuelsson Partners With Bon Jovi; La Pulperia Opening Soon

• In an impressively expansive charity initiative, Stouffer's Mac 'N Cheese has a limited-run food truck that will sell chili mac, 'shroom mac, and the like, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Hurricane Sandy victims. Several notable chefs, including Seamus Mullen and Amanda Freitag, will spend a day each in the truck serving their own recipes. Stouffer's plans to donate an additional $25,000 to the cause in honor of the chef whose recipes sell best. See the brand's Twitter for the full schedule. [Grub Street]

• George Mendes of Aldea continues his guest chef series on Monday, February 11, with a six-course meal made by him, John Shields, and Scott Anderson. The theme is "winter ingredients," which could probably refer to anything, but in this case, it means steelhead caviar, ricotta mousse, and suckling pig. [Grub Street]

• If your dream meal involves a world-renowned chef and, for some reason, Bon Jovi, take note: eBay is auctioning off two tickets to the "Living on a Prayer" singer's private Celebrity Chef dinner party, held at his Soul Kitchen Foundation in Red Bank, New Jersey, and catered by Marcus Samuelsson. All proceeds go to the foundation, which helps provide aid for low-income families. [Grub Street]

• La Pulperia, led by chef Carlos Barroz and specializing in self-described rustic Latin cuisine, opens next Monday, February 11. Salmon brûlée, Brazilian pacu fish ribs, and Argentinean parillada, along with a South American wine list, will be featured on the opening menu. [Grub Street]

• Tomorrow evening, Bronx Beer Hall opens on Arthur Avenue, a street best known as the Bronx's quieter and far-superior version of downtown's Little Italy. There will be drink and food specials from 4 to 7 p.m., with beer from Jonas Broncks and menu by chef Dave Greco of Mike's Deli. [Grub Street]

• Lincoln Center's Lincoln Ristorante will host a five-course meal of Umbrian specialties on February 25. They are calling it “Nero di Norcia,” and beverage director Aaron Von Rock will be on hand to explain the course-by-course wine pairings. [Grub Street]