Brunch at Pig & Khao; Japanese Restaurant Week

Japanese Restaurant Week will take place from March 4 to 18. Thirty-five restaurants (including Blue Ribbon Sushi, Aburiya Kinnosuke, and Go!Go! Curry) will offer a culinary tour of Japan. [Grub Street]

Monkey Bar is now serving breakfast. From Monday through Friday from 7 to 9:45 a.m., start your day with banana bread or a field-mushroom omelette. [Grub Street]

On Thursday, March 7, the Doe Fund will host its second annual "sweet: New York" tasting event. Restaurants such as Tao, the Dalloway, and Orient Express will gather to prepare light bites. For more info, click here. [Grub Street]

Pig & Khao is launching brunch this Saturday, March 2. The menu includes Longonissa sausage served with a sunny-side-up egg, and a sizzling crepe with shrimp, bacon, bean sprouts, and nuoc cham. [Grub Street]

Save the date: The 11th Annual Big Apple Block Party will return to Madison Square Park on June 8 and 9. Award-winning pitmasters, such as Kenny Callaghan of Blue Smoke, will prepare barbecue for $9 a plate. Updates can be found here. [Grub Street]