Pie Face Opening in Murray Hill; Meet José Andrés Tonight

• Twenty-four-hour Australian meat-pie purveyors Pie Face will open their second Stateside location on Tuesday, September 18, in Murray Hill (507A Third Ave. at 34th St.). In celebration, the new shop will offer free pies on Tuesday, September 18, free coffee on Wednesday, September 19, and free pies again on Friday, September 21, from 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. [Grub Street]

• Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill House is coming to not-a-strip-club Westway for their weekly pop-up series. On Thursday, September 13, starting at 11 p.m., VHH’s chef Brian Leth will be serving up fish filet sandwiches and poutine. [Grub Street]

• The 9th annual Chef One dumpling-eating contest is going off Saturday at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg. Dumplings will be available to spectators (five for $3). If you feel ready to compete, entry is $20 — be warned, though, that the victor last year ate 69 in two minutes. All proceeds go to the Food Bank to New York City. [DNAinfo]

• If you want to ask the International Culinary Center’s newly crowned Dean of Spanish Studies what it’s like advising that Hannibal Lecter show, he’ll be at ICC’s open house tonight at 6:30 p.m., open to all prospective students (so basically, anyone). RSVP here. [ICC, Related]

• TEDxManhattan has announced a contest for groups working in the area of sustainable food and farming. The project deemed most impactful will get a three-minute speaking slot at the 2013 TEDxManhattan conference. [Grub Street]

• Starting this Saturday, September 15, the Upper East Side’s Maya will be offering a bottomless-margarita brunch: $35 for unlimited cocktails and small plates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Grub Street]

• Alex Stupak’s Empellón Cocina is hosting a series of guest chef dinners. The first features Mexico City’s Enrique Olvera on Friday, October 5. $125 for six courses, agave pairings add $40. [Eater NY]

• Oktoberfest starts Saturday, Sept. 22, and, in celebration, the Standard Biergarten will be offering $8 bottles of Altenmünster Oktoberfest until the end of October. [Grub Street]

• One-hundred-and-two-year-old Hoboken bakery and star of TLC’s Cake Boss Carlo’s is expanding with a new location in Ridgewood, New Jersey, set to open later this year. [Grub Street]

• Learn to make the sausage the old-fashioned way at Peter’s Meat Market in the Bronx, where owner Michael Rella will walk you through the sausage-making process, from buying the meat to assembling the final product. Tickets are $40 through SideTour. [Grub Street]

Hillside, the wine bar and small-plate spinoff of next door’s Vinegar Hill House, is now offering lunch, with soup and sandwiches available from 8 a.m. on weekdays (10 a.m. on weekends). [Grub Street]

Pie Face Opening in Murray Hill; Meet José Andrés Tonight