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Scorpion Bowls at Marc Forgione; Blind Tastes at Corkbuzz

GRAND CENTRAL — Beginning June 6, and running through June 22, the Grand Central Oyster Bar hosts its 32nd annual Holland Herring Festival. The celebration marks the first tasting and arrival of “Nieuwe Maatjes,” herring from the Netherlands. The festival starts at noon this Wednesday, with filets going for $7 and herring salad at $7.95. [EaterWire]

TRIBECAMarc Forgione launches a new large format punch, the "Scorpion Bowl," on his drink menu. The bowl is adorned with hula dancers and palm trees and contains 11 ounces of alcohol. The punch is $49 and is available at the bar, communal tables, and outdoor patio. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARECorkbuzz Wine Studio is throwing a blind tasting party on Thursday, June 14 from 8–11 p.m. The event costs $45 and includes tasting grids, snacks, 12 different pours, and advice on tasting. Visit the site to get tickets in advance. [EaterWire]

GRAMERCY/FLATIRONBaked by Melissa is opening an outpost this summer at 111 East 23rd Street. The shop specializes in mini-sized cupcakes. [pcvstBee]

WEST VILLAGE — Starting today until Labor Day, The Darby restaurant is hosting its first-ever Summertime Supper. The $45 three-course prix fixe is available for dinner, Monday-Friday nights from 5:30–7:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

LOWER EAST SIDE — Tomorrow, the Orchard House will begin offering lunch service. The menu will include a "Sandwich Lunch Box" option for $11.95, which comes with any choice of sandwich, soup or salad, and house made ice tea or fountain drink. Lunch will be available Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Check the website for details. [EaterWire]
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Grand Central Oyster Bar

89 East 42nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10017 (212) 490-6650 Visit Website

The Darby

246 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011 Visit Website

Marc Forgione

134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013 Visit Website

Corkbuzz Wine Studio

13 East 13th St., New York, NY

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