Seen & Heard: 10,000 Maniacs

••• Coming to City Winery July 8 and July 9: 10,000 Maniacs, playing two 30th-anniversary (gulp) shows. Also: The Bad Plus on Sept. 19 and 20 and The Zombies (50th anniversary!) on Sept. 26 and 27. Also: Another Joan Osborne show has been added.

••• Tribeca Greenmarket report! This Saturday, the big news is the return of R & R Produce. “It’s part of the New Farmer Development Project, which identifies, educates, and supports immigrants with agricultural experience to establish their own economically and environmentally sustainable small farm businesses in the NYC region,” says market manager Kathleen Crosby. “They specialize in vegetables, herbs, and Mexican specialty produce from Orange County, N.Y.” This week, R & R will have garlic, onions, spinach, lettuces, cilantro, and dill; later on in the season, it’ll have hot peppers, frying peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and herbs. Also on Saturday: There will be field strawberries—at Lani’s Farm, Stokes Farm, and Prospect Hill Orchards—in much greater numbers. And Alex Weiss of Maple Ave Farm will do a cooking demo (stir-fried beef with market vegetables) at 11:30 a.m.

••• Further ahead, the Tribeca Greenmarket will host a Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest on Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m.; prizes will be awarded to fastest, cleanest, and messiest eaters. Sign up at the Greenmarket table on Wednesdays and Saturdays before June 18, or e-mail

••• Thom Browne‘s sale started yesterday: “40% off selected merchandise”—and that’s not just the pant legs!

••• The Mehtaphor space gets pretty light during the day; can’t someone turn it into a café?

••• Four new sandwiches at Wichcraft starting Monday: asparagus frittata, English peas, spring onion & cheddar on a ciabatta roll; roasted free-range chicken with grilled broccoli rabe, pickled pepper relish & aioli on a ciabatta roll; marinated zucchini, roasted tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan on grilled country bread; heritage smoked ham and cheddar with date-almond chutney and mustard on grilled pullman white. Also new “on greens”: roasted beets grilled asparagus, goat cheese & organic mixed greens.


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