Cómodo Opens for Brunch; Crab Dinners Are Back at Kin Shop

L’asso EV has introduced the Big Muff, a pizza inspired by New Orleans’ muffaletta sandwich. Soppressata, caciocavallo cheese, mortadella, and capicola covered by mozzarella and a layer of pickled olives, carrots, celery, red onions, cauliflower florets, and peppers make for a two-inch deep-dish pie that fits in with L’asso’s other quirky, neighborhood-inspired pizzas the Polish and Smoked Salmon. [Grub Street]

Peels is introducing a happy hour. At the bar from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, get cocktails, wine, and hard cider for $9 and canned beers for $5. Bar Bites, including a daily salami and pickled veggies, go for around $4. [Grub Street]

• Soho restaurant Cómodo launches brunch with a delicious-looking menu free from typical brunch fare, including Tacos BMT (bacon, smoked mozzarella, and green tomatillo sauce) and pork-belly hash with a fried egg. [Grub Street]

• Saturday, November 3, world-class chefs will help the West Side Market celebrate 100 years at the West Side Market Centennial Gala. Local and national chefs, including Andrew Carmellini and April Bloomfield, will prepare signature dishes right in the market’s produce stands for Gala guests. Co-chaired by Jonathon Sawyer and Mike Symon, the event will raise money for renovations to the historic public market. Tickets are $250. [Grub Street]

Battery Place Market in Battery Park will pay tribute to those who served on September 11 by serving free Stumptown coffee and baked goods from Ceci Cela and Orwasher’s to all military, police, firemen, and EMT workers from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. this Tuesday. [Grub Street]

• Crab dinners have returned to Kin Shop. Crab dishes will now be offered as à la carte specials every Monday. There are five new crab dishes on the menu starting tonight, including Dungeness crab noodles and bone marrow with king crab. [Grub Street]

• Noodlepalooza will fête the noodle at the World Financial Center on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating restaurants, including Milk Truck, Noodle Lane, and Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, will be serving up noodle dishes of all kinds, both dumplings and macaroni and cheese included. And the best part: Everything costs less than $5. [Grub Street]

• Have you ever fantasized about living off the land? Apparently, you almost can in Prospect Park. On October 7, take a walk through the park with edible-plant-expert Leda Meredith and learn how to spot burdock root, chickweed, sorrel, and even hen-of-the-woods, oyster, and porcini mushrooms. Afterward, you’ll head to the Farm on Adderly for a meal inspired by the day’s foraging. The walking tour and dinner are $80 per person. To sign up, e-mail thefarmonadderly@gmail.com. [Grub Street]

Gilt City is offering the perfect New York marathon weekend for fans of restaurateur Joe Bastianich. For $2,500, you’ll get entry for one in the New York marathon on team Grana Padano with Bastianich, a pasta-tasting dinner for the member and three guests at Babbo the night before the race, post-marathon beers and snacks with Bastianich and three friends at Becco Restaurant, and an invitation to the charity event High Line Sessions at Del Posto. If running isn’t your thing, consider convincing a friend to spring for the deal and, of course, invite you along for the less strenuous parts. [Grub Street]

Cómodo Opens for Brunch; Crab Dinners Are Back at Kin Shop