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Second Annual Tasting Brooklyn; Bantam (Not Elsinore) to Open in Stanton Public Space

Chelsea: Late last year, we reported the closings of Matsuri and the Hiro Ballroom in the Maritime Hotel. Now its owners will host an auction of the venues’ contents on Wednesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Everything must go, from handmade treasures to flatware and flooring. [Grub Street]
Dumbo: The Dumbo Loft is hosting the 2nd Annual Tasting Brooklyn on April 3 at 6:30 p.m. Over twenty of the borough’s best restaurants, including Maison Premiere and Egg, are offering copious food and drinks to benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition. General admission tickets are $50 and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]
Everywhere: Nonprofit bakers Hot Bread Kitchen are now supplying four new breads to their 28 metro retailers, including two Persian flatbreads and a Mexican sweet bread. [Tasting Table]

Lower East Side: We originally reported that Noel Ashman’s Elsinore nightclub would replace Stanton Public in the LES, but that name has since changed and the space is now Bantam. What’s a Bantam? Try a low-key lounge with good scotch, cheap drink specials, a dance floor and an outdoor garden. [UrbanDaddy]
To help ring in National Spanish Paella Day tomorrow (which is a thing, honest!), Sons of Essex is serving a special seafood version all week featuring mussels, scallops, local little neck clams, and shrimp. [Grub Street]
Grub Street learns that vegetarian cafe the Divine Dish’s operation is temporarily suspended. Classes at Stanton Street Yoga are still in full swing however. [Grub Street]
Midtown: Pino Luongo’s new restaurant, Morso, will begin hosting wine-pairing dinners starting April 10, featuring bottles supplied by Italian Chardonnay experts Ca’ del Bosco. Call for reservations. [Grub Street]
Park Slope: Beer Table is closing down tomorrow, just for spring cleaning. Business is back to normal on Wednesday when they’ll start offering their weekly, $200, by-reservation, set-menu, family meal to feed parties of four to eight. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Beer and oysters go together better than peanut butter and jelly, which is why Brooklyn Brewery’s “Sip ‘n’ Slurp” sounds so delicious. The borough brewers are teaming up with W&T; Seafood to pair six different beers with six types of oysters on April 10 at 8 p.m. Pre-purchased tickets are $45 and can be found here. [Grub Street]

Second Annual Tasting Brooklyn; Bantam (Not Elsinore) to Open in Stanton Public