Mayhem & Stout Opens Brick-and-Mortar; Pork Slope’s Birthday Party

Pork Slope celebrates its first birthday on Sunday! Get there at 7 p.m. for "Banged up Bingo," with free drink prizes, and party till 4 a.m. with $10 Coors pitchers and a Patrick Swayze–decorated birthday cake. [Grub Street]

• The city's latest Nordic spot, Skal, opens tonight on the Lower East Side. Meanwhile, an LES Irving Farm location should open next week. [Bedford + Bowery]

• Grub Street got word a few weeks ago that Mayhem & Stout, the sandwich business formerly found in the late Dekalb Market, was working on a brick-and-mortar in Murray Hill. The restaurant opened this morning and is launching delivery on Monday.

• This year's Afropunk Fest is rocking Comodore Barry Park, August 24 to 25, with Danny Brown, ?uestlove, and a fleet of New York's best food trucks in attendance. Pro tip: You can cut the line with a $25 suggested donation pass. [Grub Street]

• Today is the last day to buy the $15 advance tickets to Tap+Cork Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival this Saturday at the Lab. Guests will sample craft brews, regional wines, and artisanal spirits with pairings, attend a home-brewing tutorial, and enjoy live bands and beats by D.J. CEO. Check the schedule here. [Grub Street]

The Brooklyn Kitchen is hosting a Barn Raising fund-raiser on August 29 to help Cayuga Pure Organics rebuild a facility that burned down in May. Get there at 6:30 p.m. for a nosh from Gramercy Tavern and drinks from Newburgh Brewery and Clover Club. Tickets are $75. [Grub Street]

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