UPPER WEST SIDE— Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Taste of the Upper West Side, taking place on May 30. The $85 entrance fee gets you tastes of over 30 restaurants including Kefi, Bar Boulud, Shake Shack, Eighty One, Fatty Crab, Salumeri Rosi, Landmarc, and West Branch. [EaterWire]
FIDI— The Broadsheet reports that beloved neighborhood coffee shop Klatch, which was shuttered by marshalls last week, may not be done for good: "Owner Pam Chmiel said that her landlord is now in Israel and is due back next week, at which time she hopes to be able to work out an arrangement with him to reopen.' [Broadsheet Daily]
DOH CHRONICLES— A bartender writes an anonymous piece on The Bag about how disruptive DOH shut downs can be and how we can all just get along: "Let a restaurant or bar fix any problems instead of temporarily closing a place down and making things worse...Have a uniform method of inspecting places...please come and inspect us before we get busy..." [TFB]
MIDTOWN— Also in the tasting events wire, we have Taps & Tapas this upcoming Monday at Westside Loft at 336 West 37th Street. This time around tickets are $150 in advance, proceeds go to benefit dance charity Groove With Me, and guests include Tom Colicchio, April Bloomfield, Scott Conant, Floyd Cardoz, Jonathan Waxman, and more.