Neighborhood Watch

Terroir Tribeca Opens; Beer Dinner at the Vanderbilt

Bedford-Stuyvesant: David Seatts, the owner of Tavern on Nostrand, may bring a gourmet Italian restaurant to the currently vacant building at the corner of Stuyvesant Avenue and Macon Street. [Brownstoner]

Carroll Gardens: A laundromat at the corner of Court and First Streets is in the process of being converted into a restaurant which will also incorporate the Magic Fountain ice-cream shop next door. [Pardon Me for Asking]

East Village: Café Pick Me Up has finished renovating its dining room. The Tompkins Square spot now offers an extended dinner menu and waiter service. [Fork in the Road/VV]

By court order, possibly related to serving underage drinkers, the Elephant is temporarily closed. [EV Grieve]

Midtown: Bann launches a $10 menu, including fried chicken, pork spare ribs, and jalapeño biscuits, that will be available in the recently added Bann Next Door area of the restaurant. [Midtown Lunch]

Prospect Heights: Chef Saul Bolton of the Vanderbilt hosts a five-course beer dinner April 27, presented by Sixpoint Craft Ales; the $60 dinner includes a different beer with each course. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]

Tribeca: Terroir Tribeca, Paul Grieco and Marc Canora’s second wine bar, opens tonight. [Grub Street]

West Village: Chef Marcus Samuelsson joins the team of his Chicago restaurant C-House to prepare dinner at the James Beard House on April 28. Tickets ($150 for James Beard members and $200 for non-members) may be purchased by calling 212-627-2308 or visiting [Grub Street]

Owing to a change in ownership, the Pinch at 237 Sullivan Street has assumed a new identity. Updated signage indicates the spot will now be called Triona’s. [Bowery Boogie]

Williamsburg/Greenpoint: Celebrate Williamsburg cuisine and spirits with D.O.C. Wine Bar, Wombat, and more at the 2010 Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint on Sunday, May 16, from noon until 4 p.m. In addition to samples from neighborhood restaurants, the event will offer live music and cooking demonstrations. Tickets cost between $35 and $100 and may be purchased online at [Grub Street]

Terroir Tribeca Opens; Beer Dinner at the Vanderbilt