Paul Liebrandt and April Bloomfield Host Dinner at the Elm; Friedman’s Expands

Friedman's is opening a second location at 132 West 31st Street. The new restaurant will serve the same breakfast, brunch, and lunch menus as its sister location in Chelsea market and will also offer delivery. [Grub Street]

Paul Liebrandt and April Bloomfield will co-host a "Two Brits, One Kitchen" dinner at the Elm this Saturday in the twenty-seat private dining room. Each chef will serve three courses accompanied with wine and beer pairings. Tickets are $125. [Grub Street]

Num Pang in NoMad is launching a new happy hour tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will be available Monday through Friday and includes wines by the glass and Num-chiladas for $4, pitchers of Cambodian sangria for $20, and a selection of bar snacks and sandwiches ($3 to $6). [Grub Street]

In celebration of the height of blue-crab season, the third annual Hammer & Claws festival will take place September 21 and 22. Guests will enjoy more than 40,000 live blue crabs transported fresh from the Chesapeake Bay, steamed, and covered in Old Bay, as well as beers from Abita Brewing Company. Tickets per three-hour seating are $95 for adults, $50 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for kids under 6. [Grub Street]

City Grit will host its annual Feast of San Gennaro this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the five-course Italian dinner prepared by Missy Robbins, formerly of A Voce, are $85. [Grub Street]

On September 30 and October 28, $1 from each cocktail at Momofuku's monthly guest-bartender series at Má Pêche will be donated to City Harvest. [Grub Street]

To celebrate their new Whole Fish Feast, normally available for parties of six or more, EN Japanese Brasserie is hosting a preview dinner on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $95. [Grub Street]