Neighborhood Watch

Buy One Burger at Fresh-N-Fast, Give One Away Free; Try Under-$10 Entrées at Esperanto

Carroll Gardens: Maybe the title of this event is literal and all, but if you’re “game” for some fine wild game, you should reserve one of the 30 spots at the $95 dinner at Prime Meats. Fittingly, the name of this event is Hunter’s Food & Wine Dinner. Get it, Grubsters? It’s rabbit season (and duck, and venison, and veal, and probably pork season, too). [Grub Street]
East Village: It’s getting cold outside, and Vandaag now has three new $11 fall-friendly cocktails to warm you up thanks to their creator, Vandaag’s new cocktail and beverage director Martim Ake Smith-Mattson. They include V.O.G. Grogg, which is a take on hot buttered rum; a New Amsterdam Toddy, which has apple brandy and homemade spiced cider; and Dutch East Cocoa, which has homemade cocoa mix, Drambuie, Bols Genever, and kafir-maple whipped cream. [Grub Street]
East Village: Esperanto has entrées on sale every Tuesday for $9.95, like Pollo de la Casa, which is marinated chicken served with taro potato mash and fava beans with mixed chorizo. Also: half-price wine bottles on Monday nights? Yes, please. [Grub Street]

Gramercy: Who knew that buying burgers could be so charitable? On Friday at Fresh-N-Fast, for every burger that you purchase, the restaurant donates another burger on Thanksgiving to Bowery Mission, which has been feeding hungry New Yorkers since 1879. [Grub Street]
Midtown West: The midtown location of Neapolitan restaurant and art gallery PizzArte now delivers. Visit and place your order. [Grub Street]
Roosevelt Island: From December 1 to 3, chef David Santos will cook for you in his apartment. He’s done this before; we reported last month that he was starting this new venture, called Um Segredo — Portuguese for “a secret” — in an ongoing trend of chefs hosting supper clubs. This time, the price tag is $125 for truffle dinner dates; the food ranges from red wine poached egg (with white truffles) to Atlantic halibut (with black truffle vinaigrette). And of course, BYOB. RSVP by e-mailing [Grub Street]
West Village: So, what is the difference between a French cow’s milk and a Stateside cow’s milk? We dare you to find out. Murray’s is now selling truffles from a “French cow’s milk triple crème,” called Delice des Cremiers Truffe. The eight-ounce truffle-laced cheese is sold in a wooden box for $12.99; quantities are limited. [Grub Street]

Buy One Burger at Fresh-N-Fast, Give One Away Free; Try Under-$10 Entrées