Thirty Acres’ New Brunch Menu; Late-Night Jell-O Shots at the Meatball Shop

Thirty Acres introduces a batch of new brunch items this weekend. Items include a pork-shoulder sandwich with yellow mustard, dill pickle, Cheddar, and a fried egg, as well as a Dutch Baby, the Jersey City restaurant’s take on the German-style pancake. The complete, updated brunch menu can be found here. [Grub Street]

• Food and Finance High School has announced the lineup for its fifth annual gala fund-raiser, “Small Plates, Big Heart.” Confirmed restaurants include Blue Ribbon Sushi, Blue Smoke, L’Apicio, the Smith, and Union Square Café. Bobby Flay will oversee the event’s VIP cocktail hour. More information on tickets is here. [Grub Street]

Paradou has announced a “fitty/fitty” deal for this weekend only. Through Saturday, guests can either get 50 percent off any bottle of wine with the purchase of an appetizer and an entrée, or 50 percent off all food with the purchase of a bottle of wine. [Grub Street]

• Starting tonight, the Meatball Shop will serve $2 Jell-O shots on weekends after midnight. Specials change nightly. Tonight’s Williamsburg shot is a Kamikaze, and the West Village location will serve Manhattans in gelatinized form. Fun, fun. [Grub Street]

Irving Farm and Peak Organic Brewing Company have teamed up for the release of Espresso Amber Ale, a brew that blends malty sweetness with orange zest acidity. Supplies are limited, but you can be among the first to try the ale at the coffee roaster’s 88 Orchard Street location on March 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. [Grub Street]

• NYU’s Fales Library will host another installment in its “Critical Topics in Food” series on March 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. The panel, “Looking Back to Go Forward: Ancient Ways in Modern Food,” includes Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit bakery. RSVP to rsvp.bobst@nyu.com. Tickets are free, but a $10 donation is suggested. [Grub Street]

Thirty Acres’ New Brunch Menu; Late-Night Jell-O Shots at the Meatball