Neighborhood Watch

A Beer Tasting at the Union Square Greenmarket; Sangria Sundays at Anfora

Bedford-Stuyvesant: The Hattie Carthan community market is looking for volunteers to help clean up an abandoned lot between May 15 and May 25. The lot will be made into a “herban farm,” which will grow and process herbs. Wouldn’t you rather the smell of basil and thyme than trash? [Bed-Stuy Blog]

Carroll Gardens: Court Street Grocers is bragging via Twitter about a secret “eat in only” sandwich that will be available on Sunday. We have a feeling it has something to do with a pig! [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: The Chrystie Street club-to-be Mystique revealed a curious facade at its location in the already club-speckled area this morning. [Bowery Boogie]

Union Square: Always wanted to drink in Union Square? Tundra Brewery will allow you to do just that with a beer tasting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, May 13, at their stand at the Greenmarket. Their pale ale will be paired with sausages sourced directly from vendors at the market. Their stand is located at the north side of the square. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: Taste & Tribute, a gala benefiting the Tibetan Aid Project, has announced its menu, which will feature dishes from Missy Robbins of A Voce, George Mendes of Aldea, Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud, and Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernardin. Tickets start at $475 and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

West Village: Anfora will be launching Sangria Sundays, where you’ll be able to choose from a list of ingredients to create your own concoctions. If you’re feeling less creative, they’ll have a list of winning combinations. [Grub Street]

After taking a break from their popular weekend brunch service, Blue Ribbon Bakery announced via Twitter that brunch is back. Get there early this weekend, folks. [Grub Street]

A Beer Tasting at the Union Square Greenmarket; Sangria Sundays at Anfora