Sara Kramer to Cook at City Grit; Franny’s 10th Anniversary

Breads Bakery will now ship its chocolate and cinnamon babkas nationwide. [Grub Street]

City Grit's dinner series showcasing chefs who have gone out on their own, the Next Big Thing, will feature Sara Kramer, Claire Handleman, and Shanna Pacifico. The first dinner, prepared by former Glasserie chef Sara Kramer, will be at April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. [Grub Street]

Franny's will celebrate its tenth anniversary on April 13. From April 11 through then, the kitchen offers dishes from the restaurant's early days, including the original white pie. [Grub Street]

The first Smashburger in Manhattan will open April 10 at 10 West 33rd Street. Receive a free Classic burger on opening day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and 5 to 8 p.m. [Grub Street]


Tessa opens tonight on the Upper West Side. The tavern, a collaboration between Larry Bellone, Will Tracy, and chef Cedric Tovar, will offer a mix of southern French and Italian fare. [Grub Street]

Antica Pesa is revamping its menu with spring options expect lots of asparagus and artichokes. [Grub Street]

The Fourth Annual Tasting Brooklyn will have culinary draws Dinosaur BBQ and Dosa Royale and drink purveyors Sixpoint Beer and Widow Jane, among others. The tasting will go from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Green Building with tickets costing $55. [Grub Street]

The Spotted Pig is hosting a dinner with wine pairings from Berkeley's Donkey & Goat vineyard. The menu will feature dishes like tea-smoked duck with roasted radishes and lamb blanquette. The dinner will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 15 at a cost of $120 per person. You can reserve a seat by contacting events@thespottedpig.com. [Grub Street]