The Meatball Shop and Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue Team Up; Brushstroke’s Sake Pairing Menu

Grub Street's own Hugh Merwin will judge a Manhattan clam chowder contest for home cooks on Sunday afternoon at the Tobay Boat Show on Long Island. More details here. [Grub Street]

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita finally has a liquor license, which means it's now offering a range of authentic Mexican cocktails alongside new additions to the appetizer menu such as frijoles criollo with beans and chorizo. [Grub Street]

On Saturday, the Meatball Shop and Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue are teaming up for the "Super Badass Adoption Event," which will be held in Williamsburg at 475 Driggs Avenue from 12 to 2 p.m. There will be veggie meatballs and Boylan's soda on hand, and the money will go directly to rescuing puppies from high-kill shelters. So go get yourself a new pet. More information here. [Grub Street]

Mas (la grillade) will celebrate its two year anniversary on October 1.There will be several preparations of Island Creek oysters at half price during lunch and dinner, as well as a variety of wine and beer specials. [Grub Street]

On November 10, Bocuse d'Or USA Culinary Council chefs, including the likes of Gavin Kaysen, Joshian Citrin, and Traci Des Jardins, will collaborate on an extravagant seven-course dinner at Melisse in Santa Monica to raise awareness and benefit the foundation. Tickets are $185 per person, with wine-pairing options priced at $90 or $150. There are two seating options available, one at 5:30 p.m. and the other at 8:15 p.m. Call 310-395-0881 to make reservations. [Grub Street]

Brushstroke is offering a new sake, Hanamikura Fuku, in celebration of the start of sake-brewing season in Japan. Brushstroke is the only restaurant in the city to carry it. On October 1, which is National Sake Day in Japan, it will serve a seven-course sake-pairing menu for $235 per person. To make reservations, call 212-791-3771. [Grub Street]