Neighborhood Watch

Stinky Cheese Festival Begins Today; Niko’s Closes on UWS

Midtown West: Watch culinary genius and mad-scientist chef Ferran Adrià experiment in a behind-the-scenes documentary of his cooking lab in Barcelona. MoMA is showing the U.S. premiere of El Bulli: Cooking in Progress this Friday at 8 p.m. [Grub Street]

The John Dory Oyster Bar will extend its service to Sundays for lunch and dinner. Normal hours will continue from noon to 2 a.m., and the raw bar continues from midnight to 2 a.m. [Grub Street]

Salt & Pepper (on 33rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues) closed. [Midtown Lunch]

The fourth annual Winter Stinky Cheese Festival starts today with a ten-day-long, nine-restaurant festival. Pigalle is offering special Winter Cheese Festival menus for lunch and dinner, as are Nice Matin, Marseille, Café D’Alsace, French Roast (uptown and downtown), Le Monde, L’Express, and Maison. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: Niko’s Mediterranean Grill and Bistro closed. [My Upper West]

Check out the Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen on Wednesday nights when any bottle of wine on the list can be opened if two glasses are purchased. The price of the two glasses equals half the bottle price on the list. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: Deal site Tenka launches in Brooklyn today with a freebie-palooza in Williamsburg: a bagel and cream cheese at the Bagel Store (at 247 Bedford Ave), a quarter-chicken at Peter’s, Vietnamese sandwiches at Bánh Mì 172, coffee at Vittoria (at 166 Bedford Avenue), vegan hot chocolates at Foodswings, and cupcakes at Cupcakeland (at 390 Metropolitan Avenue). [Brokelyn]

Stinky Cheese Festival Begins Today; Niko’s Closes on UWS