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Gulf Spill Ice Cream at L’Ecole; Adour Alain Ducasse Launches Macaron Shop

Carroll Gardens: Enoteca on Court kicks off its weekly Brooklynites Film Festival on July 21 with a garden screening of The French Connection at 8 p.m. The restaurant will screen a different film featuring Brooklyn-born actors or directors every Wednesday through September 22. For reservations, call 718-243-1000. [Grub Street]
Caserta Vecchia is under new management and temporarily closed for renovations. [Pardon Me for Asking]
Midtown: Adour Alain Ducasse now sells macarons by special order with 24 hours' notice. Current flavors are coconut and chocolate; the cookies are $15 for six or $25 for a dozen. To order, call 212-710-2277. [Grub Street]
Nolita: The Best Chocolate Cake in the World now delivers its cakes anywhere in Manhattan for $5. Orders can be placed at 212-343-2253. [Grub Street]
Soho: L'Ecole will feature student-made bourbon-butter-pecan ice cream (studded with chocolate ganache "tar balls") on July 17 and 18; proceeds benefit the National Wildlife Foundation's Gulf Coast relief efforts. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: David Burke at Bloomingdale's hosts a five-course Samuel Adams beer dinner on July 13, including oysters on the half-shell, heirloom-tomato salad, and barbecued shrimp with bacon. Tickets are $50; e-mail for reservations. [Grub Street]
West Village: Town Tavern will reopen in early August under the new name 3 Sheets Saloon. [Bowery Boogie]
Doma launched an expanded dinner menu including scallops, striped bass, ricotta gnocchi, and more. [Fork in the Road/VV]
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