EAST VILLAGE— Sara Jenkins tells the Feast that the pastas at her new East Village restaurant Porsena will be under $15, and she'll use both dried and fresh. [The Feast] Or wait, click here to let Jenkins explain.
TACOTIME— Every month for the next year, every location of Mercadito will offer a special taco created by a guest chef. The proceeds for said tacos will go to Share Our Strength. The first taco, from Andrew Carmellini, comes out on October 1. Stephanie Izard, Michael Schwartz, Wylie Dufresne, and Peter Hoffman are also involved. [EaterWire]
INO—Jason and Joe Denton, owners of 'ino, 'inoteca, and Corsino, will be hosting some whole hog dinners this fall. The pigs were hand picked at Raven & Boar Farm in Northern Columbia County, NY and will be served during a special rotating Italian-inspired series. There are 25 tickets for each dinner, and they go on sale on September 20. Corsino is 10/18, 'inoteca 11/15, and ‘inoteca e liquori bar 12/13. Tickets are $160 and include wine, tax, and gratuity. [EaterWire]