Neighborhood Watch

Craftails Is Back Tonight; JBF Chefs and Champagne Event in Sagaponack

Central Park: Korea Day is next Friday at the Naumburg Bandshell with a free sampling of Korean delicacies, a booth to try on Hanbok (Korean traditional clothes), and their first-ever K-POP contest. (To compete, submit a video here and eight finalists will compete for round-trip tickets to Korea and the chance to be in the real K-POP contest on November 26.) [Grub Street]

Flatiron: Craftails is back in Craft’s private dining room tonight. [Grub Street]

Hamptons: The James Beard Foundation’s Chefs and Champagne event honoring Emeril Lagasse is this Saturday at Wolffer Estate Vineyard (139 Sagg Road) with over 40 chefs cooking. The $275 ($200 for members) main event goes from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the $375 V.I.P entry starts at 4:30 p.m. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Midtown East: A fifth midtown Financier is opening at 245 Park Avenue. [Midtown Lunch]

Midtown West: ’Wichcraft will host a cookout at the Southwest Porch in Bryant Park on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. with hamburgers, hot dogs, and pork-belly sandwiches. [Grub Street]

Signage for the first stand-alone Manhattan Blue Bottle location has gone up on the concourse level at Rockefeller Center, next to ’wichcraft. [Eater NY]

Tribeca: Marc Forgione is being interviewed by journalist Bryan Miller at the 92nd Street Y in Tribeca at 200 Hudson Street at noon on Monday. [Grub Street]

West Village: With a newly full liquor license, August kicks off a new happy-hour deal on weeknights from 5:30 to 7 p.m., offering $8 glasses of sangria or cocktails with a paired snack, as well as launching a $35 three-course Garden Summer prix fixe with a rotating menu of Greenmarket-focused plates. This week’s menu is an ode to zucchini. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Kitchen is hosting a pie contest on Saturday. If you want to show off your sweet skills, pay a $5 entry fee, pick up a two-pound sack of Daisy Flour at Brooklyn Kitchen, and deliver your pie by 4 p.m. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Craftails Is Back Tonight; JBF Chefs and Champagne Event in Sagaponack