Knitting Factory BK Opens in September; Free Ribs in Midtown Tomorrow


Lower East Side:Bia Garden tells us they will open this weekend. [Grub Street]
And Café Pedlar at Frankies hopes to open August 19. [Grub Street]
Park Slope: Bark Hot Dogs opened this morning. [Grub Street]
Red Hook: Buttermilk Channel owner Doug Crowel gets his lobsters from the Lobster Pound and says when he serves them on Fridays “they’re 24 hours right out of the water.” [Jauntsetter]
Times Square: Virgil’s Real Barbecue will set up grills outside of the restaurant tomorrow and hand out free ribs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The annual Ribstock festival will also include live blues and Magic Hat tastings. [Zagat]

Tribeca: While he’s in town, California farmer and writer David Mas Masumoto will speak with Greenmarket Farmers at a $10 panel discussion at 92Y Tribeca on August 18 from noon to 2 p.m., if you want his wisdom without a pricey side of Blue Hill dinner. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: The new Knitting Factory coming to 361 Metropolitan Avenue has announced that its inaugural concert will be Les Savy Fav on September 9. [Brooklyn Vegan]