Late-Summer Cocktails at Isa and the Wayland; Crown Launches Brunch

Bill Telepan is celebrating the transition from summer to fall at his namesake restaurant throughout September, offering a new tasting menu highlighting a different seasonal ingredient each week. The menu is $69; the dishes will also be available à la carte. [Grub Street]

Support City Harvest and peruse Brooklyn's homegrown vendors and popular restaurants at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, September 22, with the Brooklyn Local. It's $10 for the market; $90 gets you into the tasting and happy-hour tents. Tickets available through City Harvest. [Grub Street]

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the New York Mycological Society and the centenary of its founder, the composer John Cage, with a dinner and a concert: Society president Eugenia Bone will host a buffet dinner for twenty at her home before an exploration of Cage's work through mushrooms and New York at the Cooper Union on Saturday, September 8. A ticket to the dinner and concert is $200 and $350 for a pair. [Grub Street]

The Upper East Side's Crown has begun offering brunch, complete with eggs and morning-appropriate cocktails. See the full menu here. [Grub Street]

Idle Hands is turning two: To celebrate, the entire weekend of Friday, September 14, craft beers and shots of Evan Williams are $2. [Grub Street

The East Village cocktail innovators at the Wayland have just released their late-summer cocktail offerings, including the Smoked and Roasted, a mezcal-based cocktail that incorporates chili salt and chipotle agave nectar. [Grub Street]

Red Mango intends to tout the healthfulness of its fro-yo by opening a branch at the D.C. offices of the National Institute of Health. Your move, Pinkberry. [CNBC]

Cramped-for-space small-plates eatery Graffiti is looking to expand: The potential takeover of a recently closed neighboring storefront would allow twenty more seats and a five-stool bar. [EV Grieve]

The dollar slice is a New York institution, but world-class pizza usually requires ordering a whole pie for substantially more coin. Get the best of both worlds at Slice Out Hunger at St. Anthony's Church in Soho, where twenty pizzerias from around New York, including Grimaldi's and Rizzo's, will offer slices for a buck each, with all proceeds benefiting City Harvest. [Grub Street]

Soho's Salumé made its name with Milanese panini, but it's rapidly expanding into other forms of Italian cuisine. The latest: Guests will receive complimentary aperitivi with their drinks, selected by the chef from a constantly changing set of offerings. [Grub Street]

Cling onto the last day of summer at Williamsburg's Isa, which is offering late-summer specials like the Flaming Flamingo (pisco, absinthe, coconut water, and bitters) while the weather is still warm. [Grub Street]