WEST VILLAGE — 10 Downing Food & Wine is no more. The place is closed for business with all the windows covered in paper. According to a sign in the window, the new French concept will be called La Villette.
GOWANUS — The Gowanus Canal Conservancy, an environmental organization that advocates for the restoration and green development of the Gowanus Canal is holding the first annual Spring Forward on June 6, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Green Building. The $55 tickets include two beers, live music, and plates from local barbeque purveyors like Bell & Evans jerk chicken from Applewood Restaurant, smoked beef kielbasa from Brooklyn Cured, smoked brisket with mustard, horseradish sauce from Mile End Delicatessen, and more. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the site. [EaterWire]
FESTIVALWIRE — The 12th Annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival will be held on June 10 at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. The event celebrates both Chinese and Jewish culture as it exists in the Lower East Side through food and entertainment. [EaterWire]
MIDTOWN — The Plaza Food Hall adds Kusmi Tea to their list of vendors. The purveyors have been selling tea for over 140 years.
CROWN HEIGHTS — Crazy pizza joint, Pete Zaaz releases a new, wilder-than-before, summer menu. Some of the new additions include a "Pretzel Parm" pie with garlic chip bechamel, smoked gouda, and fried chicken, and a "Shoe String Zucchini" with salsa maiz, fontina, and pickled tomatillos. [EaterWire]
EAST VILLAGE — Starting June 5 and running every Tuesday through the end of August (except July 3), Back Forty will offer a traditional Chesapeake crab boil. The menu includes spiced blue crab served on a newspaper-covered table, buttery potatoes, string beans, and corn on the cob when in season. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance. [EaterWire]