Perilla Launches Bourbon BBQ Mondays; Tacombi Owners Bring Tacos to Montauk

Perilla will host a series of Monday Night Bourbon BBQ Tastings from May 13 until the end of June. The restaurant will serve bourbon cocktails, hush puppies, and Hampshire pork spare ribs. Seats are $50. Call (212) 929-6868 for reservations. [Grub Street]

• The owners of Tacombi are expanding to Montauk with La Brisa, which will serve tacos and Mexican juices starting May 16. Tacombi favorites like corn esquites are on the menu, too. An in-house tortilla machine will produce fresh corn tortillas. [Grub Street]

• On Tuesday at 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Union Square is hosting a conversation between Anthony Bourdain and Daniel Vaughn, author of The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbeque. The book, which is the debut title under Bourdain’s imprint at Ecco Books, covers more than 200 Texas barbecue joints, features recipes from twenty longtime pitmasters, and encompasses the entire landscape of Texas barbecue. [Grub Street]

The General and actor Bryan Greenberg are hosting a cocktail brunch fund-raiser tomorrow for the Olevolos Project, which supports disadvantaged and orphaned students in Tanzania’s Olevolos Village. It goes from 1 to 4 p.m.; tickets can be purchased here. [Grub Street]