At Irving Pl between 17th and 18th Sts. Gourmands can load up on neighborhood fare at this tasting event. A ticket gets you bites from five restaurants: Options include seafood paella from Casa Mono, a salad of compressed apple and smoked tomato from Gramercy Tavern, and seared yellowfin tuna from Barbounia. A portion of proceeds will benefit nearby schools like P.S. 40 and School of the Future, while leftover food will be donated to the homeless through the Bowery Mission.