‘Pay What You Want’ at Sweetgreen; Cómodo Hosts an Art Exhibit

Sweetgreen, an organic, farm-to-table salad shop that started in D.C., is opening its first New York location at the NoMad hotel. In celebration of opening day on July 24, guests are invited to pay whatever they want for food and drinks until 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit City Harvest. [Grub Street]

Cómodo is celebrating the rural landscape of Colombia by hosting a new art exhibition, Bogotá’s Sabanas by Sebastian Carrizosa. The opening reception is on July 19 from 4 to 6 p.m., and a special Tierra Colombiana will be offered through July 21. [Grub Street]

Aamanns-Copenhagen is introducing a new dinner menu composed of small Nordic plates. The smørrebrød recipes will still be available at lunch and brunch. [Grub Street]

• Paula Deen fans have been sending origami-folded butter wrappers to the Food Network to protest the company’s decision to drop her. [CNN]

Millesime at the Carlton just announced that Seadon Shouse will take over as the new executive chef. The new dinner menu features lobster-for-two served with scallop-ginger dumplings and spring vegetables. [Grub Street]

Early bird tickets are available now through August 15 for Just Food’s sixth annual Let Us Eat Local Tasting Benefit, which will be held on October 2. VIP tickets include an oyster and cocktail hour featuring Blue Island Oysters prepared by L&W; Oyster Co. [Grub Street]

• Chef Drew Belline of No. 246 in Decatur, Georgia, will be cooking dinner at City Grit on Thursday, July 25. His Southern-inspired menu will include foraged mushrooms, fresh-caught Gulf Coast snapper, and Georgia ricotta. Purchase tickets here. [Grub Street]

Luke’s Lobster and No. 7 Sub are teaming up to create special themed sandwiches for Thursday night Brooklyn Bridge Park movies. This week, their Enter the Dragon–inspired sub — with marinated Maine shrimp, roast pork, broccoli, and Sriracha mayo on a potato bun — will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Pier 1 walkway. [Grub Street]

‘Pay What You Want’ at Sweetgreen; Cómodo Hosts an Art Exhibit