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Spice Market Spices Up Its Prix Fixe Lunch for Spring; BBC America Cooking Competition in Flatiron Tomorrow

Citywide: The chef lineup has been announced for the LUCKYRICE Festival, which will be held at venues across the city May 1-6, and it’s solid: Morimoto, Ian Kittichai and Todd English are a few of the names on the list. We can’t wait. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: BBC America’s show No Kitchen Required will host a live cooking challenge tomorrow at the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. Competing chefs will have their dishes judged by New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, Foodspotting co-founder Soraya Darabi, and Hal Rubenstein, the fashion director for InStyle magazine. Be there from 12:15 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. to watch the competition unfold. [Grub Street]

Meatpacking: We couldn’t be happier to bid winter adieu now that Spice Market has updated its prix fixe lunch menu for the warmer months ahead. Even better: We’ll enjoy our chilled cucumber broth or kaffir-lime cheesecake outdoors on the restaurant’s patio. [Grub Street]

Midtown: MexiQ will be bringing its Mexican-southern flavor to the Beer ‘n’ Balls Festival on April 7. Grass-fed beef meatballs and Berkshire pork meatballs? Count us in. [Grub Street]

Soho: Share our Strength will host its Taste of the Nation benefit April 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature dishes and drinks from some of the city’s top restaurants, including ABC Kitchen, Momofuku Milk Bar and Red Rooster. Tickets start at $225. [Grub Street]

Tribeca: Everything’s coming up ramps tonight at Landmarc with the debut of the of-the-moment vegetable in a delightful salmon dish. Dig in. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: We think holidays are better with British accents, so we’ll be ordering an Easter basket from the London Candy Company. The baskets come filled with chocolates from the UK. Yum! [Grub Street]

Spice Market Spices Up Its Prix Fixe Lunch for Spring; BBC America Cooking