EaterWire: Casting Calls, Rising Star Chefs, Mama's Brunch, and More

UPPER WEST SIDE— Metromix went to the Rising Star Chef gala last night honoring Gavin Kaysen, Neil Ferguson, Anne Burrell and others. Kaysen's not worried about the economy, Hung discusses eating dog and how he would cook it, and Josh Eden reveals his favorite dive bar. [Metromix]

LOWER EAST SIDE— An online cooking/dating show The Feed Me Show is casting for a TV pilot on the LES tomorrow night: "We're looking for telegenic contestants and hosts, ages 25-40, with as many ways to be funny and sexy as they have to cook eggs...You won't need your spatula. We'll get to that later. Teatro la Tea, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd fl...12pm - 7pm." [EaterWire]

TRIBECA— Anyone wanting to see how the new Jerry's stacks up to the old, their menus are now online [EaterWire]

CHELSEA, EAST VILLAGE— Cookshop is finally jumping on the breakfast bandwagon. Starting tomorrow it will be served from 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On a similar note, Grub Street brings word that favorite EVill soul food joint Mama's will now be serving brunch: "Come October, there will be weekly Midwest-inspired specials such as Chicago hot dogs...Italian beef, Sloppy Joes, and BBQ ribs...the place will finally open on Sundays for brunch — and the brothers hope to open a second location in Williamsburg within a year." [EaterWire, GS]

ASTOR PLACE— Everyone stay calm. One of the Starbucks in Astor Place—the superior one on the west side of the intersection—is closed for renovations. You will have to get your venti non-fat pumpkin lattes over on 3rd Avenue. [EaterWire]

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