Vesta Trattoria Hosts Slow-Food Dinner; Snack Dragon Taco Expands to the LES

Astoria: Vesta Trattoria and Wine Bar will host a Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval dinner on June 29. Tickets for the four-course communal meal costs $60, and is available with an optional two-course wine pairing for $85. [Grub Street]
Carroll Gardens: The former home of Lido bar at 200 Columbia Street is rumored to open next as an ice-cream parlor. [Brownstoner]
East Village: Vegan café the Little Bird opened last week on Avenue B near 11th Street. [EV Grieve]
Kumo Sushi will replace the former Cookout Grill on First Avenue and 13th Street. [EV Grieve]

Fort Greene: Wine bar Mauzac is almost finished with construction and expects to open sometime this month at 136 Dekalb Avenue. [Brownstoner]
The Greene Hill Food Co-op is considering opening a permanent home in a space on Putnam Street near Downing. [Clinton Hill Blog]
Lower East Side: Snack Dragon Taco Shack opens its second location at 164 Orchard Street tomorrow. [Bowery Boogie]
Tribeca: Takahachi Bakery soft-opened over the weekend at 25 Murray Street but is closed until about Wednesday to resolve an elevator issue. [Tribeca Citizen]