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BLT Market to Shutter for ‘Major Redesign’; Jacques Torres Pop-up to Open at Dekalb Market

Fort Greene: Jacques Torres is bringing his full range of chocolate confections to the DeKalb Market. The pop-up shop, launching tomorrow and open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will service customers through late December. [Grub Street]
Gramercy: The Tour de France Restaurant Group kicks off their weeklong Sausage and Beer Festival today. Each of the group’s nine restaurants (including L’Express, French Roast, and Nice Matin) will incorporate traditional sausages and beer pairings into their menus. Check out more details here. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: Hachember is advertising a $14.99 prix fixe menu deal from 5 to 8 p.m. on the signage outside their restaurant. The price includes an appetizer, an entree, dessert, and wine or beer. [Grub Street]

Midtown: Ryan Sutton tweets the news that BLT Market will shutter in January, until at least May, for a “major redesign,” with 22 to 35 permanent layoffs and 13 temporary layoffs expected. [Labor Department via qualityrye/Twitter]
Attention, food truck devotees! Get half off a two-hour walking/sampling tour of famous NYC food trucks, including Korilla BBQ, Bistro Truck, and Souvlaki GR. Pick a neighborhood (midtown or downtown) and come hungry. The $24 deal will be available through October 27. [Daily Candy]
Lavo will debut a new menu at their infamous Champagne brunch this Sunday, October 16, featuring PB&J; pancakes, chicken and waffles, and grilled cheese.
Soho: Chefs for Impact is teaming up with the Mondrian SoHo for a six-course meal on Sunday, November 6, to raise money for Impact Network’s efforts to provide e-learning tools in rural Africa. The roster of contributing chefs whom guests will have the opportunity to meet includes Sam Talbot, Gabe Thompson, Jehangir Mehta, and Brad McDonald. Seating is limited to 70 people, but tickets are still available for $250 online. [Grub Street]
Tonight, Puro Wine at 161 Grand Street will hold a tasting of three varietals of Viña Haras de Pirque’s noted Chilean wines. The tasting goes till 7 p.m. today, so better hurry. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: To support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Bloomingdale’s’s will offer limited-edition treats at its Forty Carrots restaurant and its outpost of Magnolia. Proceeds from the sales of items like the Pink Lady Sundae and the Pink Ribbon cupcake will be donated to the foundation. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: In honor of Halloween and the start of autumn, Akariba is offering bottles of red wine for only $20 each (a $32 to $38 value) through the end of the month. During happy hour, guests can also snag snacks (curry shrimp tempura, simmered pork belly, potato mochi) for $6. [Grub Street]

BLT Market to Shutter for ‘Major Redesign’; Jacques Torres Pop-up to