Here's what's going on this week in the food world -looks like a whole lot of YUM.
Eighty Four on Seventh: 84 Seventh Avenue South, 212-255-7150. Click here for menu
Grimaldi's (in the Limelight Marketplace) will serve slices, not just whole pies at their first Manhattan location. Hooray! 656 6th Avenue, nr 20th st, 212-226-7585
Teqa: Apparently Snooki made an appearance at the opening, so isn't that reason enough to go? Click here for menu. 443 3rd Ave, btwn 30th and 31st st, 212-213-3223
The Brooklyn Star: Technically this one is reopening, but anything with "Dr. Pepper ribs" and "bacon-jalapeno cornbread" on the menu deserves a nod. Set to reopen on Weds, March 9th. 593 Lorimer St, 718-599-9899
Hofbrau Bierhaus: This Bavarian style restaurant and bar featuring a full bar with 24 beers on tap and six varieties of Hofbrau beer is set to open this Thursday, March 10th at 6 pm. Supposedly Alpine Squeeze, a German-American festival band, will be performing to celebrate the occasion. Willkommen! 712 3rd Ave nr 45th st, 646-580-2437
Gilt City has some good foodie deals – such as 40% off Centro Vinoteca and wine tasting, 44% off Billy's Bakery, and 50% off wine tasting or four-course dinner at Juliet Supper Club. Get them while they're still available.
Beware the Ides of March: This class will take techniques and dishes based on the famous cookbook De re Coquinaria (Concerning Cookery), such as lasagne with chicken and sweetbreads, braised duck with turnips, cheese balls with honey and poppy seeds, and rosemary and pine nut cake. $110 pp at the ICE, Weds March 9th from 6pm-10:30pm.
Italian for Beginners: A fun class for anyone who loves Italian cooking and has no clue how to cook it, or for those who just want to perfect the basics. You will make homemade pasta with meat ragu, chicken scaloppine with fontina and prosciutto, escarole with garlic, and the "ultimate" tiramisu. Mmm loveee tiramisu… $95 pp at Rustico Cooking, Sat March 12th from 12pm-3pm.
Melting Pot Food Tour: A culinary walking tour where you'll get to taste the "melting pot" that is the Lower East Side with Kosher breads and pickles, Chinese dumplings, Italian pastries and cheese, and much more. Sun March 13th at 11 am at the Essex Street Market, $40-50 pp.