Fogo de Chão NYC to Open in December; Bitcoins at Hester Holiday Market

• Starting November 20, Favela Cubana will serve a complimentary bottle of wine to all guests who purchase an appetizer and an entrée. [Grub Street]

• Hester Street Fair is opening a Holiday Market at the Eventi Hotel that will run from December 1 to 21. It’s the only market in the city to accept Bitcoins as a form of payment. [Grub Street]

Take Root in Cobble Hill has recently undergone some major changes: It will no longer hold yoga classes or Sunday brunch, there are no longer any communal tables, and they will be adding more seatings after the new year. [Grub Street]

• The team behind Snack Taverna in the West Village will open Snack EOS in Hell’s Kitchen on November 25. The restaurant will feature 40 seats and serve up traditional Greek plates with a modern twist. [Grub Street]

Fogo de Chão is opening its first location in New York on December 19 at 40 West 53rd Street. The 20,000-square-foot, trilevel behemoth of a space will be the largest location of the chain to date. [Grub Street]

Corkbuzz Wine Studio is currently offering a “what grows together, goes together” special: Guests can enjoy two stone crab claws with Marcona almond aioli paired with a glass of Domaine Jean-Marc Morey 1er Cru Chenevottes ‘06 for $45. [Grub Street]

• The PTA of PS 107 in Park Slope is hosting a Q&A; with Alice Waters alongside author Michael Moss. It will focus on topics such as starting a garden and getting children to eat healthily. The event, which will take place on November 21, begins at 5:15 p.m. with a reception and tasting, followed by the talk. Tickets, which include a signed copy of Waters’s book, are $65 per person and can be purchased online. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PS 107. [Grub Street]

• City Harvest will host its inaugural 24-hour Repackathon to help sort 200,000 pounds of food and establish a world record for the most food repacked in 24 hours for charitable distribution. The event will take place at the City Harvest food rescue facility at 55-01 2nd Street in Long Island City from 9 a.m on November 21 until 9 a.m on November 22. Throughout the night, guests such as Eric Ripert and John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que will deliver snacks. To volunteer for the event, send an e-mail to jmccook@rubensteinpr.com. [Grub Street]

• Speed Rack, a speed-bartending competition with all female mixologists, will take place this year on December 15 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 3:30 p.m. Contestants will compete in timed heats to make rounds of classic cocktails, and the judging panel will include cocktail-world luminaries, such as Jim Meehan. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, with all proceeds going to a range of breast cancer charities. [Grub Street]

Brushstroke will host an interactive sake and wine pairings dinner on December 9. The fourteen-seats-only, six-course meal will feature plenty of toro, caviar, and truffles for a $325 price tag per person. The dinner begins at 7 p.m., and reservations can be made by calling 212-791-3771. [Grub Street]

Fogo de Chão NYC to Open in December; Bitcoins at Hester Holiday Market