Jeepney’s New Menu; FreshDirect Delays Post-Sandy Deliveries

• December means Chanukah, and Chanukah means latkes (among other important things). And in these days, when food inspires near-religious devotions, BAM hosts the Fourth Annual Latke Festival to celebrate and showcase the best of New York’s potato pancakes. Participants include Blue Ribbon Brooklyn, Kutsher’s Tribeca, the Vanderbilt, and BAM’s own café. Tickets and more details here. [Grub Street]

Jeepney debuts its late-night menu this weekend. The Filipino gastropub will now serve food until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. [Grub Street]

• FreshDirect announced it won’t be able to deliver groceries to some parts of the city until after Thanksgiving because of trucks damaged in Hurricane Sandy, “traumatizing” New Yorkers who have come to rely on the service. Takeout spots: You’ve been warned. [Gothamist]

• Go east, young man: Matt Abramcyk, formerly of Beatrice Inn and a host of Tribeca establishments, has filed Community Board papers proposing a two-level bar at 269 East Houston. [Bowery Boogie]

• After weeks of serving as staging area for ConEd crews, Union Square Greenmarket will reopen at Union Square beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14. Some farmers had temporarily set up an impromptu market at Madison Square Park, but otherwise lost an estimated “several million dollars.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• In Long Island City, Alobar kicks off a week-long first-anniversary celebration. Tonight, a complimentary tasting of Four Roses Bourbon. Tomorrow, a charcuterie platter special. Thursday brings a five-course dinner paired with beers from San Diego’s famous Stone Brewing Beer Company, and a weekend-long pig roast caps off the party. [Grub Street]

• Jamaican track legend Usain Bolt wants to open a sports-themed restaurant with celebrity chef legend Gordon Ramsay. “I love food and I love sport,” Bolt says. “I have a dream of putting the two together.” Has he perhaps dreamt this before? [HuffPo]

Jeepney’s New Menu; FreshDirect Delays Post-Sandy Deliveries