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Free Rides to Bushwick; Crab Boil at Ditch Plains

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HANGOVER OBSERVATIONS — Here's Drew Nieporent at last night's Citymeals-on-Wheels event, with Alfred Portale and Charlie Palmer, and Michael Voltaggio looming in the back. They were all a part of Citymeals' annual Chefs' Tribute fundraiser, where this year California chefs faced off agains New York chefs to raise money for the organization. [EaterWire]

BUSHWICK — The folks behind Bushwick Restaurant Week are offering free cab rides up to $30 for anyone who books a ride through the Uber app. The event, which was organized after Bushwick restaurants were snubbed by Dine In Brooklyn, runs from June 17 to June 22, with over 30 restaurants and bars offering discounts and specials. [DNAinfo]

UPPER WEST SIDE — Ditch Plains is bringing back their once-monthly crab boils for the summer on Thursday, June 20. For $40, they'll have all-you-can-eat Maryland blue crab, jalapeno hushpuppies, potato wedges, corn on the cob and "ditch'wiches." Reserve a spot by calling 212-362-4815 or emailing info@ditchplains.com. [EaterWire]

BOOK CLUB — The third volume of the Notes From a Kitchen series from James Beard award-winning photographer Jeff Scott will include insights into the creative processes of Alex Stupak of Empellon and Dan Felder of Momofuku's Culinary Lab, among others. Like the first two, the book will include a look at the chefs' notebooks and dish sketches, but Scott says this one will have "a more serious resource aspect" to it than the previous volumes. [~EN~]

Ditch Plains - West Village

29 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014 Visit Website

Empellon

230 West 4th Street, New York, New York 10014

Rockefeller Center

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