MAD Comes to New York; Craig LaCourt at Hometown Bar-B-Que

MAD will host its first event outside of Copenhagen on March 10. The event, which takes place at the Drawing Center, will center on a discussion about what it means to work as a chef today. Peter Meehan is the moderator, with Mario Batali, Gabrielle Hamilton, Bill Buford, and Wylie Dufresne as panelists. Registration for the free event opens at 10 a.m on March 3, and seating is limited. [MAD Feed]

Landmarc in Tribeca, chef Marc Murphys first restaurant, is celebrating its tenth anniversary on March 6 with a special four-course tasting menu available from 5:30 p.m. until 12 a.m. The meal features dishes like rigatoni Genovese, foie gras terrine, and family-style desserts. Tickets are $100 per person, which includes complimentary Champagne all night long. Reservations can be made by calling 212-343-3883. [Grub Street]

Tonight, Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook is hosting an evening of beer, live music, barbecue, and the work of photographer Craig LaCourt. The event will help raise funds to help LaCourt purchase a new camera, which was stolen along with other equipment. Art will be available for purchase; more information is here. [Grub Street]

Anthony Bourdain isnt the only one hatching plans for a jumbo food market. Urban Space, the company behind pop-ups like Madison Square East and the Union Square Holiday Market, has just signed a long-term lease for 10,000 square feet of retail space at 230 Park Avenue, which they plan to convert into a modern food hall featuring 20-30 regional chefs along with other food makers. [Grub Street]

PowerHouse on 8th is hosting a cookbook tasting on March 15 from 4-5 p.m. The event will feature recipes from Allison Kave's new book First Prize Pies cooked by The New Brooklyn Cookbook author Melissa Vaughan. Kave (one half of the team behind Butter & Scotch) will be on hand to sign books. [Grub Street]

The Pines chef John Poiarkoff will collaborate on a dinner with his brother, Mike Poiarkoff, who recently took over the kitchen at Vinegar Hill House, at Hillside tonight. Tickets are $65 per person with optional beverage pairings, and the evening is part of a series of ongoing events from Vinegar Hill House; find the full list here. [Grub Street]

Mables Smokehouse will host its first annual BBQ benefit on March 6 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in honor of owner Jeff Lutonskys mother, Betty Ann Benefiel, who passed away after a 20-year battle with breast cancer. Proceeds from the entire day will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. [Grub Street]

Clement at the Peninsula Hotel is now offering their entire wine menu by the glass thanks to the Corvain System, which allows sommeliers to pour from the bottle without uncorking itespecially good news for those who enjoy dining solo. [Grub Street]

Empire Steakhouses newest location on West 54th will serve breakfast, which means plates like ale beer waffles and a smoked salmon platter, seven days a week from 7-11 a.m. [Grub Street]