Oyster Bar Brooklyn Gets a Chef; Halloween Party at Salvation Taco

Grand Central Oyster Bar's Park Slope outpost is one step closer to opening at the end of this year. The former executive chef of Walter Foods, Mermaid Inn, and consultant at Lure Fishbar is heading to the restaurant. [Patch]

Rosemary's is hosting a pumpkin-carving event and contests from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on October 19 for kids and their parents. It costs $30 per family (two kids and parents) and $5 for each additional child. The price includes pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee as well as two pumpkins and carving supplies. The winning family will receive free brunch. [Grub Street]

On Halloween, Salvation Taco is hosting a Halloween/Dia de Los Muertos party, where there will be Mexican tiki cocktails alongside traditional Dia de Los Muertos dishes in the lounge and on the rooftop. The festive specials will also be available downstairs alongside their regular menu. [Grub Street]

Recently opened Irish restaurant and pub Grace will start serving brunch this weekend. Dishes include a twist on a Scotch egg made with crab and lobster sausage. [Grub Street]

This Saturday, starting at 2 p.m., there will be a rally at Titanic Memorial Park to protest the development proposal for the South Street Seaport historic district. Speakers include the founder and president of New Amsterdam Market. More information can be found online. [Grub Street]