Spring Ramp Menu at Marc Forgione; Fornino Pizza Expands to Park Slope

Carroll Gardens: Buttermilk Channel and Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Foodmongers will co-host a beer and cheese dinner on May 5. The cost is $75 per person, and tickets for the four-course event are available by calling 718-842-8590. [Bococa Land]


East Village: From April 19 to April 24, Il Buco will reduce customers' lunch bills by 15 percent and late afternoon bills by 20 percent in honor of Earth Awareness Week. They'll then donate guests' savings (out of their own pocket) to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. [Grub Street]


Saint Alp's Teahouse is closed for a remodel, with plans to reopen in May. [EV Grieve]

Gowanus: Another stop-work order has halted cleanup at the toxic Whole Foods site. [Pardon Me for Asking via Curbed NY]


Midtown: Chicago-based Argo Tea will launch a second New York outpost in Columbus Circle; gelato chain Grom will move in next door. [Midtown Lunch]


Park Slope: Williamsburg's Fornino Pizza will open a new location at 254 Fifth Avenue. [Brownstoner]


Tribeca: On Tuesday, Marc Forgione will celebrate spring with the introduction of a seven-course ramp tasting menu. Dishes include the chef's signature Kona kampachi appetizer tossed in a ramp essence, ramp-crusted lamb loin, and ramp ice cream. The menu is $84 per person and is available until the end of May. [Grub Street]


Union Square: On April 21, Haru will honor administrative assistants with a complimentary cocktail or dessert on Administrative Professional's Day: exchange your business card for a cherry-blossom cocktail, saketini, or tempura cheesecake. [Grub Street]


Upper East Side: At Dylan's Candy Bar on April 24, 15 percent of store proceeds from 10 a.m. until noon will go to the ASPCA, part of a "Shop 'Til You Drop" event. [Grub Street]