WEST VILLAGE — Mayor de Blasio downed some meatballs this weekend at The Meatball Shop location where New York's first Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer dined in the days before he was diagnosed. The restaurant was closed for a bit on Friday while it was cleared by the health department. Fans of the restaurant showed up in droves Saturday morning, along with de Blasio, to show their support. [Time]
LOWER EAST SIDE — Black Crescent (an Eater pick for where to down a good cocktail under $10), is changing its menu from strictly small plates to heartier (but still seafood-focused) options like po' boys and an octopus BLT. The .99 cent oyster special is still available. [Eaterwire]
UPPER WEST SIDE — Food writer Gabriella Gershenson is hosting a panel on Jewish food with Saul Zabar, Liz Alpern from the Gefilteria, Israeli food writer and culinary curator Naama Shefi, Jane Ziegelman of the Tenement museum, and Mitchell Davis, VP of the James Beard Foundation. The talk will be at Symphony Space on November 4 at 7:30. Tickets costs $15.
EAST VILLAGE — Mimi Sheraton and Hans Röckenwagner will host a special dinner at Prune to celebrate the release (or re-release in the case of Sheraton) of their German cookbooks. The dinner October 30 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $180 and include signed copies of both book. To reserve a spot, email Tyla Fowler or call 212-677-6221.