Baby Controversy at Alinea; Seinfeld Heads to Tom’s Diner

• Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander filmed an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” inside Tom’s (which you’ll recognize as Monk’s) today. [Daily Intelligencer]

• The James Beard Foundation will launch a new membership category for New York City-area food lovers under 40 on January 28. “Greens” grants members access to a variety of events, and there will be an invite-only kickoff event at Bar 75 at the Andaz Wall Street hotel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More information can be found here. [Grub Street]

Má Pêche, Ssäm Bar, and Noodle Bar are all offering Super Bowl to-go options. The range of game-day eats includes options like Dr Pepper-glazed lamb ribs (Má Pêche, menu here), Bo Ssäm and loaded nachos (Ssäm Bar, menu here), and Korean-style fried chicken wings (Noodle Bar, menu here). Orders can be made by sending an e-mail to superbowl@momofuku.com [Grub Street]

• The team behind Pierre Loti Wine Bar & Restaurant is slated to open a fourth location in Park Slope on January 22. The restaurant will feature over 30 wines by the glass, 200 wines by the bottle, and plenty of small plates. [Grub Street]

• On Tuesday, January 28, Mas (la grillade) will host Truffle Degustation, a dinner centered on black truffles. The five-course meal will start at 7 p.m. and feature plates such as roasted sea scallops with black truffles and leek fondue, and black truffle gnocchi with roasted chestnuts. Tickets are $180 per person and reservations can be made by calling 212-255-1795. [Grub Street]

La Cenita recently launched “Taco & Tequila Takeover,” which takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday night from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Diners can order two tacos and a house margarita for $12. [Grub Street]

• Starting today, Tadashi Ono will offer a new winter hot-pot menu at Nolita’s MaisonO for $24 to $28 each. The hot pots are available Monday through Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and are served with a carafe of hot sake, burdock or spinach oshitashi, and a bowl of white rice. [Grub Street]

Maiden Lane in the East Village is now open until 2 a.m. Thursday to Saturday, which means there’s more time to eat the new additions to the menu: lobster, shrimp, and crab rolls. [Grub Street]

• There’s certainly no kids’ meal: A party came to eat at Chicago’s acclaimed Alinea on Saturday night, and they brought an eight-month-old baby who allegedly proceeded to cry and annoy other guests. We know all this because chef-owner Grant Achtaz tweeted the news, presumably from the kitchen, and the events have since caused a minor media firestorm. (Headlines today include “Grant Achatz Stumped on How to Handle Crying Babies” and “Grant Achatz Bewildered by Crying Alinea Baby.”) Should fine-dining restaurants charging upwards of $400 per person for food and wine just go ahead and ban babies altogether? Restaurateurs are talking about it. [Grub Street]

Baby Controversy at Alinea; Seinfeld Heads to Tom’s Diner