NYChilifest Heats Things Up; Sen Serves Lunch

• Get your tickets to this year’s annual NYChilifest. More than twenty of the city’s restaurants will gather at Chelsea Market on Sunday, January 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Go to nychilifest.com for more info. [Grub Street]

• On Tuesday, February 12, guest chef Amanda Freitag will be hosting “Food, Cocktails and Conversation,” an intimate charity gathering to benefit Food & Finance High School. Philanthropic eaters will gather at Scott Conant’s Soho loft, the SCM Culinary Suite, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person. Contact events@scottconant.com to RSVP. [Grub Street]

• The new outpost of Sen in the flatiron district will launch lunch tomorrow. Served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the menu features hot plates such as Shoyu Truffle Butter Kamameshi, Sen’s individually prepared rice pot. [Grub Street]

• The brains behind East Village wine bar the Immigrant plan to rent the space next door in hopes of developing a similar atmosphere, with a greater emphasis on beer this time. [EV Grieve]

• A new ramen bowl has a built-in iPhone dock. Slurp and text! [NYDN]

NYChilifest Heats Things Up; Sen Serves Lunch