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5 & Diamond Launches $5 Menu; Free Virgil’s Barbecue in Columbus Circle

Carroll Gardens: A tapas bar called Palo Cortado is hiring kitchen staff; it seems likely that the restaurant will open in the former laundromat and ice-cream parlor space on Court Street and First Place. [Craigslist via Brownstoner]
Ditmas Park: A branch of chainlet Gyro King is opening on Newkirk Plaza. [Ditmas Park Blog]
Greenpoint: Bombay Garden is open at 651 Manhattan Avenue. [NY Shitty]
Harlem: 5 & Diamond introduces a $5 menu tomorrow, featuring dishes like tempura asparagus, grilled piri piri shrimp, and lamb-belly sliders. The menu is available Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. [DManBurger]
Long Island City: Restaurants Burger Garage and LIC Market are both close to opening in Court Square. [LICNYC]
Red Hook: PortSideNY hosts a barbecue on July 3 at 6 p.m. aboard the Mary A. Whalen, a retired oil tanker docked at Pier 11 in the Atlantic Basin. Tickets, which include food and drinks from the Good Fork, the Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Brooklyn Brewery, are $75 for adults and $10 for children; all proceeds benefit the ship's preservation. [Brooklyn Based]
Soho: On Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., Salumè will launch breakfast service with an Italian menu including cornettos, breakfast panini, and soft-boiled eggs. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Virgil's Real Barbecue is parking a food truck in Columbus Circle tomorrow from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.; the truck will distribute free plates of barbecue. [Midtown Lunch]
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