Neighborhood Watch

Marfa Gets New Chef; Brooklyn Flea Moonlights in Manhattan

East Village: Brooklyn Flea pops up in Manhattan November 27 through December 24 in the former Tower Records space on Lafayette at Fourth Street. Food-centric vendors include McClure’s Pickles and Brooklyn Brew Shop, which sells beer-making kits. [Grub Street]

By next Monday, Marfa will overhaul its menus under new chef Tony Cruz, who put in time with the B.R. Guest Restaurant Group. [Grub Street]

Fort Greene: Andrew Tarlow and Mark Firth’s new spot Roman’s, which will replace Bonita, got stamped with a stop-work order. [Clinton Hill Blog]

Flatiron: SD26 is hosting a fifteen-wine dinner on November 14 for $250. [Zagat]

Greenpoint: The Diamond hosts a $25 beer tasting on Wednesday at 8 p.m. when importer Matthias Neidhart will discuss specialty brews like Aventinus Wheat Dopplebock, heated with a blowtorch, and paired with s’mores. Reservations required at 718-383-5030. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: The former chef at Crave Ceviche Bar recently opened Cascabel Taqueria (1542 Second Avenue near 80th Street) with a pea-green interior, a lucha libre theme, and a special offering two tacos (including tongue and carne asada) for $7.50. See the full menu here. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: To celebrate its 55th anniversary, Serendipity 3 broke the Guinness World Record for the largest cup of hot chocolate today. It was a mere four gallons. [NBC via KSDK]

West Village: On Mondays through the end of the year, Cabrito now features an all-you-can-eat goat special available to whole tables for $39 per person. [Eater]

Marfa Gets New Chef; Brooklyn Flea Moonlights in Manhattan