7-Eleven Lands on the Bowery; Cupcake Stop Lands on Staten Island

East Village: The Bowery is getting a 7-Eleven. Thoughts? [Daily Intel]
Flatiron: Tom Colicchio and Steve Plotnicki will host A Celebration of Regional Cuisine at Craft on Wednesday, September 14, a multi-course feast. Guest chefs include Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portland, Oregon; and Linton Hopkins of Holeman & Finch and other restaurants in Atlanta.* Reservations are $195 and can be made by e-mailing Kate Gardiner kgardiner@craftrestaurant.com. [Grub Street]

Staten Island: Cupcake Stop is opening up a store in the Staten Island Mall this fall. [Zagat Buzz]
Upper East Side: Il Tesoro will assume the old Primavera spot next month. [NYP]
From now until September 2, Neely's is offering free delivery on orders of $100 or more, as long as they don't have to go above 96th Street. [Grub Street]
This Thursday at 1 p.m., Ray Venezia, master butcher at Fairway Market, will carve up a hind quarter of beef (130 pounds, cut into a variety of steaks) for local raffle winner Barbara McLinsky; all are invited to come witness the spectacle. [Grub Street]

*This post has been corrected to read "Wednesday, September 14."