Taco Tasting at Empellón Taqueria; New Chef at Extra Fancy

Extra Fancy in Williamsburg has named Sean Telo as the restaurants new executive chef. Telo, who previously headed up the kitchen at STG in Atlanta, is revamping the New England-style seafood menu to include more Southern food. You can expect dishes like house-baked bread with uni butter, lobster potpie, and oysters with cornbread and Bentons bacon stuffing. [Grub Street]

The Gilroy, a new Upper East Side restaurant dedicated to cocktails and late-night dining, will open tomorrow at 1561 Second Avenue at 81st Street. Cocktails included vintage Negronis bottled for two. [Grub Street]

Empellón Taqueria is offering an entire taco tasting menu on March 3. The menu will feature six brand-new tacos with fillings such as dry-aged sirloin tartare, braised short ribs, and deviled eggs. The dinner is $55 per person and seatings are available from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets and more info and can be found here. [Empellón]

Harlow is celebrating its one-year anniversary tonight with a six-course tasting menu. The meal is $100 per person and includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and an anniversary cupcake to take home. [Grub Street]

Babys All Right, the music-venue-cum-eatery in Williamsburg, is now serving weekend brunch. The menu includes dishes like the Big Baby Breakfast, which features eggs, potatoes, and pork belly. [Grub Street]

In honor of Black History Month, writer Hilton Als and Marcus Samuelsson will take part in a discussion about African-American literature and its celebration of food on February 24 at Ginnys Supper Club. The event, which begins at 8 p.m., will include a four-course dinner menu with wine pairings. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]