GREENWICH VILLAGE — Gotham Bar and Grill recently hired a new resident mixologist: Jeremy Hawn. He previously worked at Parm, Marea, and Masak. The restaurant started serving Hawn's menu yesterday, which includes a drink made with Hawn's own amaro. [EaterWire]
CHELSEA — On Saturday afternoons from now through Labor Day, Del Posto's wine director Jeff Porter is conducting tastings of five Italian wines for just five bucks. That's a deal right there. These "community wine tastings" are first come, first serve, and they run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. [EaterWire]
FRENCH FOOD — All of the Tour De France restaurants (including Cafe D'Alsace, Nice Matin, and Pigalle), are now participating in a "Bouillabaisse week." All the restaurants are serving different versions of this dish through next Friday. Check out more info on the group's site.
HANGOVER OBSERVATIONS — David Chang and The Wire creator David Simon chatted with KQED radio host Michael Krasny in San Francisco yesterday. Chang on the opening of Momofuku Noodle Bar: "If I knew more, I would never have done the restaurant, never would have called the restaurant Momofuku. It's terrible, a terrible jumble of words. It was like, what have you got to lose? And slowly it was, how do we apply the highest techniques, getting the best produce possible, for a lower cost? I got tired of going to dinner and feeling like I got ripped off." Head over to Eater National for more highlights. [~EN~]