Neighborhood Watch

Corkage Fees Waived at Colicchio & Sons; Crab Boils at Ditch Plains

Chelsea: On Sundays and Mondays from now until Labor Day, bring your own bottle (of wine) to Colicchio & Sons and receive a waived corkage fee. [Grub Street]

Cobble Hill: Chocolate tasting is always a joyous occasion, as the folks of 61 Local know. Tickets to next week’s tasting with Feast Upon go for $15 and feature six local chocolates from chocolatiers such as Mast Brothers, Jacques Torres, and Fine & Raw, to name a few. [Brown Paper Tickets]

East Village: A new Mediterranean-style bakery, called Zucker Bakery is coming soon to East Ninth Street. Owner Zohar Zohar says the sweets served will be influenced by her European and Middle Eastern roots. [DNA Info]

Midtown East: Tomorrow, Casa Lever opens a huge outdoor seating area, Casa Lever Gardens, serving dishes like calamari fritti. [Grub Street]

Midtown West: As part of a charity event celebrating the US Open, called the 12th Annual BNP Taste of Tennis, Andy Roddick will be teaming up with chef Michelle Bernstein and other award-winning chefs from Annisa, Buddakan, STK, and the Meatball Shop to help serve up some tasty culinary treats. The event will be held in midtown’s W Hotel on August 25. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: Korea Day comes to Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell, south of Bethesda Terrace between 68th and 72nd Streets, on August 16. In addition to free music in the park, guests can enjoy complimentary samples of traditional Korean dishes, such as kimchee, bulgogi and ssam, and bibimbap. [Grub Street]

Starting this Thursday and continuing every Thursday for the next few months, Ditch Plains will be hosting a crab boil for $40 a person. The cost also includes sides like jalapeño hush puppies, buttery potato wedges, and ditch’wich ice-cream sandwiches. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or visiting their website. [Grub Street]

West Village: Dolce Vizio, America’s first tiramisu superstore, opens Saturday. [Grub Street]

Upstate: The 76 House tavern in Tappan hosts a $45 absinthe-pairing dinner tomorrow evening at 8 p.m.; the four-course meal, including lamb, crème brûlée, and three absinthe cocktails named after the likes of Ernest Hemingway. Call 845-359-5476 for reservations. [Grub Street]

Corkage Fees Waived at Colicchio & Sons; Crab Boils at Ditch Plains