Neighborhood Watch

Trophy Bar Does Oktoberfest Tonight; Michael’s Launches ‘Mixology Wednesdays’ Tomorrow

East Village: Like the little (okay, big) German restaurant that could, Ingrid Roettele’s Heartbreak surprised everyone by winning a Michelin star today; now word is the spot is closed “for renovations.” That’s never a good sign. [Eater NY]
The Cardinal unveils its lunch menu tomorrow. Guests can treat themselves to an $11 fried-chicken sandwich, and a $5 dessert of pickled peaches and ice cream. [Grub Street]
Flatiron: Identità Golose, a conference of big-name Italian chefs — native and domestic — will land at Eataly on October 31 and November 1. The New York chefs participating in the classes and demonstrations include Michael White, Mario Batali, Jonathan Benno, and Wylie Dufresne. See the full schedule and information about purchasing tickets here.
Here’s a wine dinner that is $130 a person at Primehouse New York: smoked salmon, deviled quail eggs, and big eye tuna carpaccio; Markham Merlots, Cabernets, Chardonnays, oh my — and that’s not even half of the menu options. Call 212-331-0328, and be very, very full. [Grub Street]

Hudson Valley: Millbrook Winery’s 21st Annual Harvest Party is now taking reservations. For $125 a person (plus tax), attendees can enjoy a hearty three-course meal of spiced pumpkin pie soup with butterscotch; slow-roasted salmon with charred eggplant and sweet-and-sour cherry; and pork belly with old-fashioned mustard, Cortland apple, ginger chutney with Asian succotash, and grilled bok choy (plus goat-cheese cake with pretzel crust for dessert), all while sampling wines from Merlot to pinot noir. The event takes place on October 15; advance tickets can be purchased here. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: Tomorrow is the first of Michael’s “Mixology Wednesdays,” a day in which people can sip on artisanal Campari and cognac cocktails while eating maple-bourbon BLTs from the restaurant’s new Bar Bites menu. [Grub Street]
Tribeca: Because no fall season is ever complete without multi-course feasts with specialty dishes and savory dark wines, Landmarc is offering its own “Taste of Austria” menu on October 12. An $85 (with tax and gratuity) charge buys you course items like smoked trout canape with Forstreiter Zweigelt Rose “Pink” wine, and roasted pork shoulder with spaghetti squash goulash and Forstreiter Zweigelt 2009. Call Landmarc or e-mail to make a reservation. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Hummus Kitchen is planning a fourth location for the UWS for December. Stay tuned for more. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Trophy Bar is having its very own Oktoberfest, tonight from 7 to 11 p.m. On the menu: beer-poached and grilled bratwurst and chicken-apple sausage, served on baguette from Lopez Bakery; Trophy Bar’s own whole-grain beer mustard; and sauerkraut from Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-Op. For dessert? Tasty pumpkin-caramel and apple-peanut-butter cupcakes by Robicelli’s. [Grub Street]

Trophy Bar Does Oktoberfest Tonight; Michael’s Launches ‘Mixology