Neighborhood Watch

A Phallic Festival at Matsuri; Breuckelen Grows a Garden

Chelsea: Matsuri will host the Penis Festival on April 1, a tribute to the annual Japanese phallic fête. The Planned Parenthood–sponsored event will feature Big Sausage and a Hard Banana Cream Pie, plus free Jeremy Scott condoms. [Grub Street]

Cobble Hill: A locavore restaurant called Breuckelen will replace the former Café on Clinton, with plans for both rooftop and backyard gardens. [Brownstoner]

Fort Greene: The Fort Greene Compost Project needs volunteers. [Local/NYT]

Murray Hill: PDT’s Jim Meehan will join forces with Cameron Bogue, Simon Ford, Eben Klemm, and Leo Robitschek on March 15 for a cocktail tasting and panel discussion on Building an Effective Cocktail Program, in partnership with Culintro’s. Tickets ($35 for Culintro members, $50 for nonmembers) can be purchased directly from Culintro. [Grub Street]

South Slope: Ellis Restaurant and Bar has closed. [Brownstoner]

Times Square: A Pat LaFrieda dry-aged beef blend comes to HB Burger. [A Hamburger Today]

Tribeca: Get a free bottle of wine with your dinner this week at Thalassa. [Tribeca Citizen]

Upper West Side: Landmarc hosts a midnight feast on Friday with their Fête de Campagne, featuring housemade sausages and charcuterie, goose-fat fries, and other provincial specialties.Tickets are $75. [Grub Street]

West Village: Doma has hired new chef Daniel Mateo to expand the menu, including basics like pasta and burgers. [Fork in the Road/VV]

A Phallic Festival at Matsuri; Breuckelen Grows a Garden