Eleven Madison Park’s Kentucky Derby Party; Vinegar Hill House and Buttermilk Channel Team Up

• Starting on April 1, the James Beard Foundation will begin accepting applications for its annual scholarship fund. Meant for aspiring chefs, sommeliers, restaurateurs, and beverage experts, this year's scholarship and grants funding totals $450,000. [Grub Street]

Vinegar Hill House will welcome Buttermilk Channel on March 27 for a five-course collaborative event. Tickets are $65 and courses include buttermilk flan, duck meatloaf, and roasted-beef coulotte. [Grub Street]

Num Pang's Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly have announced plans for their first cookbook, Num Pang: 100 Recipes to Revolutionize Your Dinner from New York's Favorite Sandwich Shop. It's set for a 2016 publication. [Grub Street]

• On May 3, Eleven Madison Park will once again open its doors to Kentucky Derby revelers, complete with authentic Kentucky cuisine (hushpuppies, fried chicken and waffles, snow cones). Tickets are $225 and include juleps and other cocktails. [Grub Street]

The Queens Kickshaw is turning three, and to celebrate it'll host an anniversary party on March 27 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Get there early to sample the special commemorative brew by Bridge and Tunnel Brewery. [Grub Street]

Sirio Ristorante now offers a $26 prix-fixe lunch including dishes like a salad with cranberry beans and tuna confit, as well as a ciabatta sandwich stuffed with porchetta and caramelized shallots. Each meal is capped with an espresso. [Grub Street]

• Author Walter Kirn invites guests to join him for a four-course dinner at Calliope to celebrate his new book, Blood Will Out. Tickets are still available. Dinner includes baked oysters with jalapeño, leafy greens with feta, and blood orange crème caramel. [Grub Street]

• Party-rocker Andrew WK recently visited Amarin Café, one of his regular haunts when he called Williamsburg and then Greenpoint his home from 1998 to 2001. On this visit, he brought his own Jager. Watch the video here. [Bedford + Bowery]