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Preview Fatty ’Cue at Water Taxi Beach; Shake Shack Custard Imitator in Midtown

Bushwick: Hana Food Corp — an organic bodega with subs that go by names such as Monkey Ass — will open a second location near the Jefferson subway stop that may also include a wine shop. [Bushwick BK]
East Village: The onetime Starlite Lounge space at 167 Avenue A will become the second location of Diablo Royale, expected to open mid-August with an outdoor garden. [Eater]
Greenwich Village: Num Pang has introduced snow cones flavored with either pineapple, ginger, and toasted coconut, or lemongrass, lime, and lychee. [Serious Eats NY]
Long Island City: You can get a preview taste of Fatty ’Cue at Water Taxi Beach on July 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., when Jimmy’s No. 43 owner Jimmy Carbone is hosting a Slow Food barbecue contest. All-you-can-eat admission is $35 and amateurs can enter by e-mailing brooklynbeerexperiment@gmail.com. [Feedbag]
Midtown East: A new takeout shop called Spoon City on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets claims to use the same frozen-custard machines and purveyors as Shake Shake, and you can get concretes with mix-ins. [Midtown Lunch]
West Village: Commerce has added new lunch-y items to its brunch menu, including pork schnitzel, a croque madame, and a chicken gyro with an herbed yogurt sauce. [Grub Street]

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