Neighborhood Watch

Josh Morgan Throws a Crabby Pop-up; Betto Launches Happy Hour

Chelsea: Former Choptank partner Joshua Morgan and Demanding Ventures will host the first annual Hammer & Claws Blue Crab Feast at the Terminal Stores (269 Eleventh Avenue), September 24 to 25. Seatings will be from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Highlights include sides by Dishes, Crumbs cupcakes, Domaine de Canton cocktails, and of course, plenty of Chesapeake Bay crabs. [Grub Street]

East Village: There will be a free wine and cheese tasting event at Bahr-Che this Tuesday, August 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., hosted by with Ideal Cheese Shop pairings and Verity wines. RSVP here. [Grub Street]

This Monday, August 8, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck will spend the night at the Mermaid Inn. Diners can enjoy either a free chocolate pudding at the end of their meal, or a cup or cone from the truck outside. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: Hotel Chantelle invites you to play hookie on their rooftop bar every Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. with specialty cocktails, a live D.J., and a full dinner menu. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: After a brief scare yesterday, Café Zaiya reopened its doors earlier today. [Midtown Lunch]

Park Slope: Former Top Chef Mark Simmons’s New Zealand–inspired restaurant opening in the former Lucas Fine Foods space (847 Union Street) is expected to open next week. Zagat published the first glimpse of the restaurant’s menu earlier this week. [Here’s Park Slope]

Purebird is now open for business 82 Sixth Avenue, with chicken from Wellington Farms, ice cream from Blue Marble, and bread from Royal Crown Bakery. [Here’s Park Slope]

Soho: Tickets are still available to the Summer BBQ Blowout at City Winery this Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Midnight Magic, DJ Autobot, NewVillager; grilling by chefs like Phillip Kirschen-Clark of Vandaag and Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop. Buy tickets for ten food servings and two drinks here. [Grub Street]

Tribeca: Cyclist Happy Hour is at Adeline Adeline bike shop tonight, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free wine, food, and test rides. [Skint]

In honor of National Oyster Day tomorrow, Blue Water Grill’s chef created a special $10 oyster appetizer to be served with $5 glasses of Muscadet and $1.50 Deep Cove oysters. Atlantic Grill, Blue Fin, Ocean Grill, and Primehouse New York will also feature these daily specials. [Grub Street]

Upper West Side: Public Fare, Danny Meyer’s takeout window in the Delacorte Theater, makes it easy to get gourmet food on the go with prepackaged picnic boxes (light snacks are $10 to $15; full spread is $32) and complimentary cups of coffee with breakfast items. Also new this August is a happy-hour special, featuring wine, champagne, and beer for $6 per glass. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: A daily happy-hour special at recently opened Betto (138 North 8th Street, near Berry Street) launched with $6 wines, $9 cocktails, and $1 toasts; it takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. [Grub Street]

Josh Morgan Throws a Crabby Pop-up; Betto Launches Happy Hour