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Bon Chon Opens in Midtown Next Week; Lower East Side Gets Soba Noodles

Bensonhurst: Tommaso’s hosts an Italian-American Wine Dinner on Friday, August 20 at 7 p.m. The five-course meal fuses Italian and American cuisine with dishes like soft-shell-crab Santiago, roast leg of American lamb, and aged Pecorino cheese from Tuscany. The meal costs $75 per person; reservations are recommended. [Grub Street]
Bushwick: Kings County Distillery hands out free quarter-ounce tastes of whiskey from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. [Brokelyn]
Cobble Hill: The former Cube 63 at 234 Court Street will become Brucie, an Italian market and restaurant. [Brownstoner]
Fort Greene: Junior’s honors National Cheesecake Day with 30-cent slices; they're free with the purchase of a meal. [Local/NYT]
Lower East Side: Japanese restaurant Cocoron, which specializes in Soba noodles, will open at 61 Delancey Street. [Bowery Boogie]
Midtown: Bon Chon Chicken opens next week at 325 Fifth Avenue. Unlike the other branches, this location features a full bar and ten beers on tap. [Midtown Lunch]
Park Slope: Taro Sushi opens a second location at the former Dunkin’ Donuts on Flatbush Avenue and St. Marks Place. [Brownstoner]
The former Royale reopened under the new name Fifth Estate. The completely overhauled space includes new d├ęcor and a music stage. [Brownstoner]
Sunset Park: Breuckelen hands out three one-quarter-ounce tastes of gin for $3 along with distillery tours from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. [Brokelyn]
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