Neighborhood Watch

Craft Beer Week at the Smith; Day of the Dead at Dos Caminos

Carroll Gardens: Court Street Grocers, currently in development at 485 Court Street, is expanding into its next-door space to create a full seating area for customers. [Brownstoner]

Clinton Hill: Brooklyn Victory Garden, a grocery and general store that offers local goods, plans to open at 920 Fulton Street later this fall. [Brownstoner]

Brooklyn Exposed hosts their Fall Wine and Dessert Tasting at Gnarly Vines on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The free tasting features Gnarly Vines wine pairings with mini-caneles from Desserts by Michael Allen and various baked goods from Lily and Fig. [Brooklyn Exposed]

East Village: Queen Vic, a British pub and eatery, opens today at Fourth Street and Second Avenue. [EV Grieve]

The Smith celebrates Craft Beer Week this Wednesday with a special supply of four Belgian-style beers from Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, New York. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: Dos Caminos executive chefs Scott Lindquist and Ivy Stark host a $65 cooking demonstration of authentic Day of the Dead recipes at the Park Avenue South location on Saturday, October 30. The class runs from from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes lunch, cocktails, recipes, and a copy of the Mod Mex cookbook. E-mail or call 212-331-0328 for reservations. [Grub Street]

Park Slope: Comida, formerly of the Upper West Side, has taken over the space once occupied by La Playa at 230 Fifth Avenue. [Brownstoner]

Soho: Pelea, a Mexican restaurant and bar, plans to open in late October at 33 Sixth Avenue, an address that has seen three restaurants open and close in the past year and a half. [Eater NY]

Upper West Side: David Ruggiero of Sushi A-Go-Go and Lansky’s has opened Jalapeno at 185 Columbus Avenue, the former location of Elite Café. [My Upper West]

Craft Beer Week at the Smith; Day of the Dead at Dos Caminos