Neighborhood Watch

A Lamb Dinner to Celebrate Spring; Drink Austrian Wine on St. Patrick’s Day

Boerum Hill: Saul will be honoring Diego Cusumano of Sicily’s Cusumano Winery with a five-course Italian tasting menu complementing his distinguished wines. Call 718-935-9844 for reservations. [Grub Street]

Dumbo: Brooklyn Exposed will be hosting Tasting Brooklyn, a food festival featuring live cooking demonstrations and 25-plus food and drink vendors. The event will be held at their headquarters at the Dumbo Loft on 155 Water Street. Proceeds go to Brooklyn Food Coalition. Tickets here. [Dumbo NYC]

East Village: Mangia! Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletana is offering a coupon for $15 that gets you $30 worth of pizza (or wine, or pasta, or salad). [BuyWithMe]

Financial District: Wall & Water will be re-launching their monthy cooking classes. Executive chef Maximo Lopez May will choose a theme for each class and walk guests through how to cook four or five dishes. This month, the menu features New England mussels chowder, roasted pumpkin with homemade ricotta and radish salad, pheasant cooked in milk, and flourless chocolate cake. Call 212-699-1700 for reservations. [Grub Street]

Greenwich Village: Hotel Griffou is ringing in spring with a dinner comprised entirely of dishes featuring lamb. The dishes include braised lamb neck, curried lamb sausage, lamb tortellini, rack of lamb, and lamb shoulder confit. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: Katra will be hosting a fund-raiser for UNICEF’s Tap Project, an initiative to bring clean tap water to millions of children around the world. The $50 ticket ($40 if you purchase in advance here) includes hor d’oeuvres, a free drink, drink specials, and entertainment. [Grub Street]

New Jersey: The Third Annual New Jersey Food & Wine Festival at Crystal Springs Resort will be taking place this weekend, March 11 through 13. The festival boasts Top Chef contestants, a grand tasting that features 30 of the world’s best wineries and twenty of New York and New Jersey’s best chefs, and a six-course wine cellar dinner. Tickets here. [Grub Street]

Park Slope: Manhattan’s ever-growing Thai chain Spice is coming to Park Slope in the space that was formerly Lemongrass. [Fucked in Park Slope]

Soho: Not into the whole Guinness thing on St. Paddy’s Day? Instead, head to Café Kristall on March 17, where chef Kurt Gutenbrunner will be hosting an Austrian wine tasting complete with light bites from the restaurant. The tasting is a shocking $5 when you reserve online before March 15, and $10 at the door. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: In honor of the Allman Brothers Band’s annual New York series of concerts, Fatty Crab is changing their normal happy hour to an all-Allman’s Happy Hour between March 10 and March 22. From 4 to 7p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, Fatty Crab will be playing only Allman Brothers tunes and even dedicating a special cocktail to the band called the Stormy Monday (tequila, ginger syrup, lemon, lime, bitters, and ginger beer) that will be $8 during happy hour and $12 on the regular cocktail menu. [Grub Street]

A Lamb Dinner to Celebrate Spring; Drink Austrian Wine on St. Patrick’s