Neighborhood Watch

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor Begins Brunch; Sidewalk Seating at John Dory

Chelsea: Guilty Goose starts a Bottomless Brunch this weekend: $20 buys an entrée like the D.L.T. (duck bacon BLT) and never-ending drinks. The deal is available Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Grub Street]

Harlem: Red Rooster will kick off the crayfish season with a Krawfish + Kräftor Party next Monday at 7 p.m. There are two crayfish-centric options, either a $25 “Peel & Eat” crayfish meal or $60 four-course prix fixe. [Grub Street]

Hell’s Kitchen: In honor of marriage equality, Hudson Terrace is throwing a Big Gay NYC Wedding on August 21 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 (admission and appetizers) or $50 (admission, appetizers, and four-hour open bar), and there will be a contest to win a $30,000 wedding. [Grub Street]

Long Island City: Chef Kevin Adey of Bushwick’s Northeast Kingdom will use the Brooklyn Grange’s ingredients to prepare a $75 four-course rooftop garden dinner this Friday night. [Brooklyn Based]

Lower East Side: Marcellus Coleman has taken over chef duties at Alias Restaurant, which has a new seasonal menu, summer cocktails and a new wine list. [Grub Street]

Here’s a list of LES spots that recently got C grades (ick) from the DOH. [Lo-Down]

Meatpacking District: Villa Pacri recently added outdoor seating. [Grub Street]

Midtown West: The John Dory Oyster Bar just added sidewalk seating. [Grub Street]

After being forced out, Desi Food Truck has returned to their original spot on 50th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues with a brand new Kati-Kart, offering five types of kati rolls priced from $4 to $5.50. [Midtown Lunch]

The James Beard Foundation’s first-ever leadership awards will be honored on October 12 at the second annual JBF Food Conference at Hearst Tower. [Grub Street]

Soho: Next Monday, Sam Talbot kicks off his weekly Monday night barbecue series, leaving his downstairs post at Imperial No. Nine and heading up to the Mondrian Soho’s penthouse rooftop. The ‘cue takes place from 6 p.m. to midnight, and will be cash only. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: Neely’s Barbecue Parlor introduces brunch this weekend with Southern classics like chicken and waffles, and barbecue options like smoked brisket hash with poached eggs. It’s available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Grub Street]

West Village: August will celebrate the month of August (naturally) on Monday with a $60 four-course tasting menu featuring produce from Rick Bishop’s Mountain Sweet Berry Farm. [Grub Street]

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor Begins Brunch; Sidewalk Seating at John Dory