Neighborhood Watch

Drink Pisco to Benefit Share Our Strength; Bordeaux Tasting at The French Consulate

Carroll Gardens: A city panel is scheduled to vote on the future of Whole Foods’ proposed Brooklyn location — right next to the Gowanus Canal — tomorrow afternoon. [NYT]
East Village: Louis 649 is hosting a special pisco event tomorrow evening beginning at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the tasting go to Share Our Strength, an organization addressing childhood hunger. [Grub Street]
Hell’s Kitchen: Walt Frazier isn’t just a legendary point guard, two-time NBA champion, or current voice of the Knicks, he’s also a newfound restaurateur: Frazier is all set to open Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine on March 8. [Paper]

Midtown: While Kermit isn’t the first thing one thinks of when discussing Leap Year, Triomphe appreciates a good pun; the French restaurant is serving frog legs in both appetizer and entrée form as part of their Leap Year celebration. [Grub Street]
The French Consulate is hosting the Bordeaux Right Bank wine tasting, open to newbies and experts alike, on March 8. Featuring a 2011 barrel tasting and a selection of previous vintages, the event costs $120 per guest (or $200 for pairs) and RSVPs can be found here. [Grub Street]
Soho: Edible’s Good Spirits event is tomorrow night. It’s an evening where over 50 local restaurants, bars, and distilleries come together to pair delicious foods with even tastier cocktails, like oysters and sazeracs. The event lasts from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. with tickets priced at $45 a head. [Grub Street]
In honor of 2012’s International Women’s Day, Lani Kai is teaming up with the Ladies United for the Preservation of Cocktails to host a happy-hour whiskey-cocktail party on March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Not only does Leap Year mean that people born on February 29 finally get to celebrate their birthdays, they also get a dozen free desserts from Sprinkles Cupcakes. The bakery is offering twelve of their cupcakes to anyone with a Leap Year birthday; they need only supply a valid ID. [Grub Street]
Prime Butcher & Baker, the kosher shop that opened up earlier this month, will be serving hamantash just in time for Purim. The restaurant will offer the Jewish pastries filled with both traditional flavors and unique combinations starting March 1. [Grub Street]
Neely’s Barbecue Parlor is about to become one of your new favorite spots if you’re strapped for cash and/or looking for food and booze specials: the barbecue joint is launching afternoon and midnight happy hours with sangria, PBR, wine, and all sorts of appetizers for $4. [Grub Street]
Upper East Italian restaurant Uva is providing wine specials throughout the month of March, and $1 per glass will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House, which offers temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families. [Grub Street]

Drink Pisco to Benefit Share Our Strength; Bordeaux Tasting at The French