Brooklyn Sandwich Society Reborn as Martha; Bill Hader’s Iron Chef Days

Tobias Womack and Andres Valbuena have transformed the Brooklyn Sandwich Society into Martha, a full-service restaurant featuring a family-style menu of local, sustainable ingredients and an open kitchen. It will open its doors August 6. [Grub Street]

Alice Waters walked Eater through the remodel of Chez Panisse in Berkeley. [Eater]

What did Bill Hader do before breaking out on SNL? "I worked as an editor on Iron Chef: America..." [CNN]

• The New York State Food and Beer Expo goes down this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at East River State Park in Williamsburg. About 40 local breweries will bring suds; general admission tickets are $10, but the $55 VIP packages include ten beers, five menu items (brats!) and more. [Grub Street]

• Join the festivities at LIC Market for a pig roast and a clambake as it celebrates its third anniversary on Saturday and Sunday. Specials include $25 buckets of beer.

• Avoid the scorch: Next Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kelvin Natural Slush Co. will hand out free samples in front of the Upper West Side Whole Foods at Columbus Avenue and 97th Street.