Hearth Hosts Long Night of German Wines for Charity; The Claw Opens a Second Location in Midtown

• Gothamist takes us on a tour of Manhattan eateries of old with a slideshow of black and white photos that date back as early as 1934. [Gothamist]

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has added yet another barbecue outlet to its growing report; this time, across the river. The Dino just opened their first New Jersey location in Newark, New Jersey, on the corner of Market and Mulberry streets. [Grub Street]

• Nothing says Summer like a picnic in the park, and for that, Andaz 5th Avenue has you covered. The baskets range in price from $35 to 75 per person; the service of an Andaz Picnic Butler (!) also can be purchased for $300. [Grub Street]

• Now and in the next few weeks, the butcher at Foragers City Grocer has some outstanding specials rolling out for the New York meat enthusiast. This week's special burger blend is a winning combo of brisket, sirloin, and the Foragers housemade bacon. In addition, Foragers will be hosting a "Butcher Night" once a week, where the talents behind the station will be creating an array of specialty sausages and roasts to be served. This week apple-cider-brined smoked pork chops are available, as well as a smoked duck sausage with fried cherries and crystalized ginger. [Grub Street]

• With Restaurant Days at Rockefeller Center (Wednesday, May 16 through Friday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), Rockefeller Plaza will be transformed into an outdoor dining haven offering seasonal specials from the Center’s restaurants. [Grub Street]

• Saturday, Lidia Bastianich will make an appearance at the Red Hook Fairway for a book signing from noon to 2:00 p.m. There will also be a sampling of her pastas and sauces. [Grub Street]

• On Thursday, May 10, Hearth and British wine critic/author Stuart Pigott will host the second annual Long Night of German Wines, a pre-summer kickoff to the Summer of Riesling. The dinner is $50 per person and all proceeds will benefit Help Us Hope, a South African charity dedicated to the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. [Grub Street]

• They say when one door closes, another opens. That seems to be just the case for the Claw, who recently opened up a new location in place of the former Hallo Berlin Express. [Midtown Lunch]