New Dessert Bar on Clinton Street; Kurve’s Menu Incomplete

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Astoria: El Jamon at 25-51 Steinway has a delicious-looking three-course lunch prix fixe for $12.95. Is that a grilled rib eye?! [Joey in Astoria]
East Village: Kurve has sort of reopened, but don't expect to be able to order any food. An intrepid diner recently stopped by and was "told to just disregard the whole first page. As it turned out, about 85 percent of the menu had been 86ed." [Eater]
The long-delayed Tong Thai Brasserie on East 13th Street will open on August 28. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
Lower East Side: Clinton Street has a new dessert emporium called Luxee with table service for fancy plates like Camembert cheesecake with apple-cider gelée and a takeout counter stocking rose macarons. [Zagat Buzz]
Times Square: Toloache's $1-taco promotion is a free-for-all today. One minute there's a line fifteen deep and the restaurant has to cut off takeout orders, and the next, no one's around. [Midtown Lunch]
Upper West Side: Shameless Carnivore author Scott Gold will cook bacon at the Tucker Square Greenmarket near Lincoln Center on Thursday afternoon. [Strong Buzz]