Neighborhood Watch

Midnight Madness Specials at Black Market; Meet Zakary Pelaccio at Fatty ’Cue in Williamsburg

East Village: Spina welcomes new executive chef Jeremy Personius, who will introduce homemade sausages (including venison sausage for dinner, and breakfast sausages). Stop by this week to sample some of his new creations. [Grub Street]
Tonight is the first night of Midnight Madness at Black Market, where $10 will get you one of their signature cheeseburgers with hand-cut fries and crafts beer pints are just $4; daily from midnight to 2 a.m. They’re also debuting five seasonal cocktails and a new Black Market veggie burger, plus a two-for-one happy-hour special from 6 to 8 p.m. [Grub Street]
Keith Beavers of Alphabet City Wine Co. will host a wine tasting at In Vino this Saturday, November 19, from 2 to 4 p.m.; $30 per person. [East Village Eats]
Gowanus: Soup and Bread will celebrate the release of their new cookbook, Building Community One Pot at a Time, with a party tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Littlefield. The evening will be hosted by Elliot Aronow, and there will be soup from the Good Fork, Jimmy’s No. 43, and more, plus music by D.J. Ivan Berko. All proceeds will benefit the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: Grand Central’s Autumn Harvest has last-minute desserts covered this Thanksgiving eve: On Wednesday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., you can preorder and pick up treats from several bakeries, including Financier Patisserie and Magnolia Bakery. [Grub Street]
Restaurants at Grand Central are spreading holiday cheer with dining specials this December, including a free ounce of caviar with the purchase of an ounce at Pescatore, festive cocktails like Bourbon Eggnog and a Poinsettia Cocktail at Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C., and more. [Grub Street]
Union Square: City Harvest will hold their annual Buy-A-Bag Event this Saturday, November 19, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. While you’re doing your Thanksgiving shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket, fill up a bag for charity. City Harvest makes it easy: Just drop off your donation at their table (located at Broadway and East 17th Street), and they’ll reward you with a complimentary copy of their 2012 restaurant guide, Great Food, Good Hearts. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Zakary Pelaccio hosts a Notes From a Kitchen launch event at Fatty ‘Cue’s Williamsburg location on Thursday, December 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person and include bites and drinks; get them at Beginning at 10 p.m., there will be $5 recession specials, $5 specialty cocktails, and the regular bar menu available. [Grub Street]

Midnight Madness Specials at Black Market; Meet Zakary Pelaccio at Fatty