Restaurant Blotter: Wine Tasting Benefit at Boerum Hill Gallery for Ailing Artist

Plus, Lobster Pound freebies; Kosher speakeasy reopens; Korner Pizza critics and more

Brooklyn represents the crossroads of NYC gastronomy, where old-world classics rub up against artisanal kickstarter projects. The blotter is our weekly roundup of food happenings, events and deals across Brooklyn Patch neighborhoods.

Carroll Gardens Patch

Muriel Guépin Gallery Hosts Wine-Tasting Fundraiser for Ailing Artist

Heights Chateau Wine & Liquors and Muriel Guépin Gallery are teaming up to host a wine-tasting fundraiser on Thursday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the gallery. The beneficiary of the donations will be artist Jason Talley, who was recently diagnosed with AML, a rare form of Leukemia, and has no health insurance. The evening will include an array of delicious wines, charcuterie and cheeses, as well as the soul-satisfying feeling of helping someone in need. $50 per person, all checks made out to Heights Chateau. To reserve tickets to this tasting benefit, contact Heights Chateau at info@heightschateau.com or by calling (718) 330-0963.

Runner & Stone is Hiring!

As Runner & Stone nears its opening, the Gowanus-based bakery-restaurant-bar has begun searching for staff. Earlier this week, the owners posted on Facebook that they are looking to hire "bartenders (pm shifts), servers (pm shifts), barista/counter (am shifts), dishwashers/prep cooks (both am/pm shifts)." Anyone interested is asked to send his/her resume and a cover letter to info@runnerandstone.com. 

Lobster Pound Freebies 

Halloween-lovers that they are, the owners of Red Hook's famous Lobster Pound are challenging fans to share their best lobster-themed pumpkin now through Halloween at the Pound to get a free lobster mac 'n' cheese. Brooklyn, we're just crazy enough to do it.

Lucali Closed for Renovations

Jay-Z and Beyonce's favorite pizza restaurant, Lucali, is closed indefinitely according to an item on EaterNY. We will be sure to update readers once the renovations have been completed.

Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch

Mayflower Social More "Sensual" Than Puritan

After soft-launching for months, a new bar has officially opened at 132 Greene Avenue called Mayflower Social, a sister site to nearby Aita, an Italian restaurant. Brooklyn Paper described it as a "sensually lit new cocktail lounge." Cocktails hover around $10, food around $5. No word on whether co-owner Kristy Banister (High Horse Salon) will offer occasional haircuts as well.

Prospect Heights Patch

Ample Hills Creamery Cookbook Details

Prospect Heights ice cream parlor Ample Hills has scored a cookbook deal! Expect Salted Crack Caramel, recipes for mix-ins, cool illustrations and doses of neighborhood flavor.

Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch

Korner Pizza Kinda Pricey?

Lost City recently revisited Kensington’s Korner Pizza and called out its $3.50 slices, saying such a pricetag should only be reserved for artisanal pie shops. What say you, Patch readers? Worth the cost?

Ditmas Park Patch

Kosher Speakeasy Back in Full Swing

After a month-long hiatus, The Hester, an invite-only Kosher dinner party is back. Held at a secret location only revealed once you’ve reserved a seat, the most recent gathering on Tuesday featured the sounds of a jazz-rock band and sumptuous dishes including Pumpkin-White Bean Hummus, a Spicy Island Snapper over heirloom tomatoes, and an Apple Thyme Tart a la Smoky Scotch Ice Cream with flavors of lapsang souchong caramel.

Founder Itta Werdiger-Roth, a professional cook, even has her own eponymous cocktail: Itta's Vanilla Guerrilla. Stay tuned to future events, by following The Hester’s Facebook page.


Got a tip, an announcement or some tasty dish for the Restaurant Blotter? Send it to joanna.prisco@patch.com

Kai MacMahon October 25, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Wait, what? Lucali closed 'for renovations'? That stinks ) :
Joanna Prisco (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Thankfully, Lucali's sister pizzeria in Park Slope, Giuseppina's, is still going!
ANONYMOUS October 25, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Damn wait until Jay and B hear about this. He bought a team and helped with the stadium just to have somewhere to go after a nice pie at Lucali...bummer


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