Neighborhood Watch

Oceana Adds Lobster-Roll Cart; New Catch Herring Season Begins

Brooklyn Heights: Colonie chef Alex Sorenson is leaving to open his own restaurant and will be replaced by Alain Ducasse and Per Se alum Brad McDonald. [Eater NY]

East Village: With Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix of the New York chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), the Astor Center will host Speed Rack on Sunday, a speed-bartending competition to benefit breast-cancer research. Tickets are $10. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Gramercy: I Trulli Ristorante has launched a new Enoteca To Go, serving high-end takeout for breakfast (7:30 to 11 a.m.) and lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: It’s herring season, baby! Russ & Daughters just got in their first shipment of New Catch Holland herring ($4.49 each), as did Grand Central Oyster Bar, selling them at $7 apiece. Celebrate the ongoing herring-palooza on June 28 at the Astor Center with Russ & Daughters’ $75 Herring Pairing party, with guest chef April Bloomfield. [Gothamist]

DBGB hosts $25 Beer Tasting Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The next, on June 14, will feature suds from Quebec brewery Hopfenstark and plates like kielbasa that pay homage to the Lower East Side. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: Sensebowl has shuttered with no explanation, but a disgruntled ex-employee has accused the owner of withholding wages on their Yelp page. [Midtown Lunch]

The Comme Ci, Comme Ça Truck adds weekly specials. Today, parked on 55th Street and Lexington Avenue, they’re serving Caprese salad. [Midtown Lunch]

Midtown West: The Royalton Hotel’s newly relaunched restaurant, Forty Four, is offering 44 percent off the wine list of twenty-plus bottles. [Grub Street]

The old Red Mango space at 39 West 32nd Street is being filled by new restaurant Korea Spoon, which will focus on seolleongtang (Korean soup). [Midtown Lunch]

Midtown West Oceana is putting a stand out on the street daily from 11:30 a.m. till supplies run out, or around 3 p.m.; it’ll serve $15 Maine-style lobster rolls and $2 Smooshed Cookies featuring two types of cookie doughs. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: Untitled adds Friday nights to their previously weekend-only dinner service, as well as a new all-day to-go breakfast and lunch menu starting at 8 a.m. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: Telepan now offers summer picnic baskets ($21) filled with a choice of three dishes, like a farro salad, “Cuban” sandwich, and red-velvet cupcake. [Grub Street]

The shuttered, Lady Gaga–invested Vince & Eddie’s may reopen under new ownership, as they are slated to plead to Community Board 7 for a new liquor license tonight. [DNA Info]

Oceana Adds Lobster-Roll Cart; New Catch Herring Season Begins