Neighborhood Watch

DavidsTea Offers Special Aphrodisiac Tea for V-day; Tartine Closed for Renovations

Bed-Stuy: Union Square Hospitality Group will deliver fresh produce to families in need between 9 a.m. and noon tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, at City Harvest’s Bed-Stuy Mobile Market. Volunteers will help weigh and package an array of fresh fruits and vegetables for more than 200 Brooklyn households that don’t always have enough to eat. [Grub Street]
Chelsea: The Americano will host live music performances during brunch, featuring multi-Grammy award nominee JC Hopkins & The Biggish Quartet, along with other artists, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. [Grub Street]
East Village: Italian restaurant Porsena is hoping to expand into a recently vacated spot next door, but its plans are being held up by a din caused by an exhaust fan spoke. The Community Board 3′s S.L.A. Licensing committee is currently vying against the move for this reason. [NYT]

Flatiron: Southern cuisine joint Gravy will celebrate Mardi Gras with a special prix-fixe menu ($45) by new Executive Chef Reagan Angelle. Proceeds from specific menu items will benefit the Make It Right Foundation, which funds relief in New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward. [Grub Street]
Chelsea: De Gustibus Cooking School begins its 32nd year and 63rd season tonight, kicking off a world-class lineup of chefs including Jacques Pépin, Cedric and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, April Bloomfield, and Marc Vetri, among others. [Grub Street]
Nolita: Breakfast, brunch, and lunch specialties like pancakes, waffles and french toast with passion fruit and whipped cream are available every day at Bowery Diner until 5 p.m. The diner also offers heartier weekend brunch options such as smoked whitefish benedict and confit duck hash, as well as classic mimosas and Bloody Marys. [Grub Street]
Soho: In honor of Valentine’s Day, Pane Panelle is offering a “2-14” special — any two sandwiches for $14 all day through closing. [Grub Street]
West Village: There’s time still left to shop for tonight, and DavidsTea, which also has a location on the Upper East Side, has launched two aphrodisiac teas using ancient ingredients from around the world: Love Elixir for Him and Love Elixir for Her. [Grub Street]
West Village: Tartine will be closed for renovations until February 25. [Grub Street]

DavidsTea Offers Special Aphrodisiac Tea for V-day; Tartine Closed for