Neighborhood Watch

Eleven Madison Teams Up With Brooklyn Brewery; Foodies and Techies Unite at Food 2.0

Astoria: The neighborhood’s Mexican hot spot, MexiQ, is going full-guns into summer with the addition of lunch and an extended happy hour, from noon to 7 p.m. The restaurant is also having “I Love NY Beer Month” for the month of June, and will be highlighting local breweries like Six Point, Brooklyn, Captain Lawrence, and a slew of other suds. [Grub Street]

Chelsea: How do you think technology affects food, or the other way around? Food 2.0, a feature of Internet Week 2011, will be addressing those issues and more in a day-long series of panel discussions at the Wix Lounge on 10 West 18th Street. You can find an event schedule here. [Grub Street]

East Village: The Trilby will be opening their garden this weekend, as well as kicking off their weekly summer barbecues that will be happening every Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: Eleven Madison Park and Brooklyn Brewery are teaming up for a decadent beer pairing on Sunday, June 26. Tickets are $150 per person, and include delicacies like beer aged in bourbon barrels paired with foie gras, a cocktail-inspired beer paired with canapés, and a sample of the first batch of Brooklyn Local 1, made in 2006. For tickets, send an e-mail here. [Grub Street]

Speaking of beer, head over a few blocks to the Altman Building on July 8 and 9 for the Get Real Belgian Beer & Food Festival. You’ll find rare beers from breweries like Cantillon, De Ranke, and Hitachino, and more quality brews. There will also be some good grub like cheese, chocolate, Belgian waffles, pommes frites, and oysters. Tickets start at $85, but if you get them by tomorrow, they’re going for $75 on [Grub Street]

Jersey City: In one of the best deals of the century, Maritime Parc has announced their Thursday Night Oyster and Burger Bash. Every Thursday night for $20, you get a half-dozen PEI oysters, your choice of burger, and a beer or glass of wine. This place is right on the Hudson, so slap down a Jackson, get some grub, and gaze upon Manhattan’s skyline. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: The new Indian fast-food joint on 189 East Houston, Masala Twist, has added lung cancer hookah to their menu. [Bowery Boogie]

New Roma Pizza on 116 Delancey Street, a 24-hour pizza shop, has been closed for two days. A source said it’s for renovations, but we’ll see. [Bowery Boogie]

Midtown West: Bloomberg News food critic Ryan Sutton has compiled a “Dover Sole Price Guide.” At Marea, it’s $75. At other restaurants, it’s a little less … definitive. [Eater NY]

Stop by Ardesia on Saturday, June 4 for a lesson in pretzel-making. Enjoy beer, wine, and snacks while you roll fresh pretzels under the instruction of chef Amorette. Tickets are $40; e-mail here or call 212-247-9191 to reserve. [Grub Street]

Times Square: R Lounge has added a special barbecue menu for summer’s many long weekends. If you’re in the city on July 4 and are craving barbecue, you now know where to go. [Grub Street]

Eleven Madison Teams Up With Brooklyn Brewery; Foodies and Techies Unite at Food