Neighborhood Watch

Lavo Celebrates Girl Scouts; the Smith Serves East Village Ale

Chelsea: Chelsea Market Baskets opens its doors for a “night in foodie paradise” with tastings, demonstrations, and private tours to introduce their Mother’s Day Gift Basket, which will benefit the Sylvia Center. The event is April 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $30. [Grub Street]

East Village: Sixpoint Brewery teamed up with the Smith to create the Smith East Village Ale, which is now exclusively available at the Smith and sister restaurant Jane. [Grub Street]

Gramercy: Tom Colicchio’s 15th Annual “Toast to the Children” benefit for the pediatric programs at Bellevue Hospital will be May 10 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Riverpark. Tickets are $250 for GA and $450 for Patrons (with a VIP access) for the grand food and wine tasting of fifteen restaurants and thirteen wine purveyors. [Grub Street]

Harlem: Ristorante Settepani at 196 Lenox Avenue introduces new spring lunch, dinner, brunch, and wine menus. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: Lavo celebrates the Girl Scout Cookie craze, trading in their Oreos for Samoas with limited-edition Samoa Zeppoles on their menu. We suspect the waitresses serving this dessert will be dressed in Girl Scout uniforms, perhaps handing out badges for, um, different types of achievements. [Grub Street]

Midtown West: Eric Ripert bought a radiation detector and has the staff screening every piece of food that enters the pristine kitchen at Le Bernardin. [NYT]

Lavo Celebrates Girl Scouts; the Smith Serves East Village Ale