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Fung Tu Celebrates Its First Birthday with a Party; Beautique Hires a New Chef

Pat LaFrieda, Paul Liebrandt, and Andy Ricker teach cooking classes online, and more.

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LOWER EAST SIDE — Fung Tu is celebrating its first anniversary with a party on December 3. There will be passed bites like smoked and fried dates stuffed with duck, raw bok choy with shrimp paste, and spicy mustard chicken wings. Tickets cost $35. [EaterWire]

CHEF SHUFFLES — Craig Hopson ditched Beautique in August to make over Bacchanal's menu, which is now far more French than when Scott Bryan was manning the stove (he's now up at Corvo Bianco). Meanwhile, Beautique's hired a new chef, Carlos Letona, a vet of Atera, Per Se, Jean Georges. [EaterWire]

ONLINE — Pat LaFrieda, Paul Liebrandt, and Andy Ricker are all hosting free cooking classes on Skillshare. Check them out here. [EaterWire]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS — In honor of the holiday, S'MAC has a Thanksgiving mac & cheese on its menu complete with turkey, Swiss cheese, and stuffing. It comes with gravy and cranberry sauce, and can be made gluten free. The special is available until New Years. [EaterWire]