Neighborhood Watch

Idle Hands Gets LaFrieda Burgers; Sneak Peek at the Bowery Diner’s Menu

East Village: Mathieu Palombino of Motorino dishes on his menu for the upcoming Bowery Diner, which will include American roadside classics like all-day breakfast, super-rich milkshakes, and satisfying sandwiches. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Starting tomorrow, Idle Hands Bar will be offering something extra to go with your bourbon, beer, and rock: an all-star burger menu presented by Brooklyn’s Burger Tent. Think Pat LaFrieda beef, beer pairings, special off-menu burgers, and tater tots. [Grub Street]

Harlem: German grocery chain Aldi is planning to launch its first Manhattan location in the East River Plaza, joining other large retailers like Target and Costco. This will be the Über-market’s second New York City location; the first opened in Rego Park in February. [Crain’s]

Lower East Side: The Lo-Down has a thorough roundup of the best off-the-beaten-path joints in Chinatown, from hand-pulled noodles at Super Taste to fish balls at Sheng Wang — though the purveyor of the best roast pig is left for you to decide. [Lo-Down]

Midtown West: Happy Breakfast Month! (We didn’t know, either.) French toast and pancake lovers, celebrate in gluttonous style at Tri Tip Grill; they’re offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on all breakfast items through the end of September. [Midtown Lunch]

West Village: And now, for one of our favorite weeks of the year: Craft Beer Week! Get your suds on at Lyon, which is partnering with Coney Island Brewing Company for a “beer dinner” on Monday, September 19. $75 will get you six courses, each paired with a complementary brew. Reservations are required; call 212-242-5966 to nab a spot. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: Renowned dive the Subway Inn has partnered with Atomic Wings, which means you can now get an order of saucy, spicy, questionably sourced chicken bits delivered straight to your table. [Fork in the Road/VV]

West Village: The James Beard House Greens — “foodies under 40” — is throwing its third annual Brooklyn Cooks event, a decadent meal curated by some of the most exciting chefs in the borough, including egg’s George Weld and the Vanderbilt’s Saul Bolton. Tickets are $80 for the general public ($70 for members) and must be purchased ahead of time. For reservations, call 212-627-2308. [Grub Street]

Idle Hands Gets LaFrieda Burgers; Sneak Peek at the Bowery Diner’s Menu