Cafe Zaiya to Open Real Restaurant; Williamsburger on its Way

Astoria: There’s an $85, three-hour Greenmarket class at Sai Organics on Saturday, with $10 benefiting the Coalition Against Hunger. [Joey in Astoria]
Long Island: Bobby Flay on the Crunch burger at his new Burger Palace, which opened in Lake Grove on Tuesday: “It’s like when you order a cheeseburger with the fries on the side and they get caught in the melted cheese and give the burger some crunch. The crisp potato chips with the melted cheese works like that.” [Hamburger Today]
Midtown East: Not only will beloved Japanese quick-eats stop and bakery Cafe Zaiya, open a slightly classier location called Cafe Zest on 47th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues Tuesday (with a 50 percent–off promotion), but the owners have also purchased the space upstairs and will turn it into an organic Japanese restaurant called Nonoca, by August. (For now you can try some of Nonoca’s meals to go at Zest.) [Midtown Lunch]
Williamsburg: Williamsburger should be open on South 2nd Street and Wythe Avenue in two weeks’ time. [Eater]
West Village: Chef Kunio Tokuoka from Kitcho in Kyoto will cook an umami-centric dinner at the James Beard House on July 29. [Zagat]