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TRIBECA ? Andrew Carmellini and the team at Locanda Verde will be joined by folks from La Quercia, an Iowa-based salumi company, for a $95 dinner on October 1. The four courses will be prepared by chef de cuisine Ron Rosselli and pastry chef Karen DeMasco, with paired drinks. Tickets are available online. [EaterWire]

VINEGAR HILL ? The café from the Vinegar Hill House team, Hillside, is now serving lunch Tuesday through Friday. The menu includes black bean soup for $6 and a number of sandwiches ranging from $8 to $11. [EaterWire]

WEST VILLAGE ? Winemaker Giuseppe Locasio will be at Corsino tonight, pouring out a five liter bottle of Altesino Brunella. Locasio will be there from 5 to 7 p.m., and the wine will be there till it's gone. [EaterWire]

GREENWICH VILLAGE ? LA burger chain Umami Burger has applied to Manhattan's CB2 to operate at 632 Sixth Ave. According to Grub Street, this is one of several locations the chain is considering. Umami Burger's expansion plans were announced last summer, and it looks like their goal to open by the end of 2012 are on track. [GS]

GREENPOINT ? This weekend, Joaquin Baca's The Brooklyn Star is hosting the Kings County Corn Bowl at TBD in Greenpoint. 12 different chefs are cooking to be named the King of Corn, with the dishes judged by Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milkbar, Sam Glinn of Post Office, and David Schuttenberg of Dickson's Farmstand. Tickets are $15 presale, $20 at the door, and include a beer-and-a-shot. [EaterWire]

FOOD TV ? The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, is getting into the food reality business with none other than Thomas Keller. The as-yet-untitled show features a different celebrity (some chefs, some not) every episode taking him to a city and showing him around. For the pilot he goes to London with Keller for nine days. [EaterWire]


637 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 (212) 242-3093 Visit Website

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, NY 10013 (212) 925-3797 Visit Website

Umami Burger

432 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011 212-677-8626

The Brooklyn Star

593 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 599-9899 Visit Website