Condé Nast Traveler just announced its "2014 Hot List," which this year included a Best New Food Hotels category. Winners included Charleston's Zero George Street and Chicago's the Thompson. [Grub Street]
Maiden Lane will celebrate its first birthday on April 26 with a party from noon to 2 a.m. featuring grilled oysters, whole sardines, sausages, drink specials, and live music. [Grub Street]
Maialino will host another industry night on May 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. Offerings will include suckling pig tacos al pastor, Mexican corn alla Romana, and a Paloma drink made with grapefruit cordial, lime, tequila, and soda. [Grub Street]
El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette has launched a bimonthly baking class series. Its first class, on May 6, will teach guests how to make the shop's sweet potato and aleppo-spiced pecan bread. Classes are free, and you can RSVP here.
On April 26, Sprinkles Ice Cream will open at 780 Lexington Avenue. It follows the recent opening of the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM. [Grub Street]