Bar Tabac Temporarily Closed; a Salsa Cook-off at the Bell House

Boerum Hill: Bar Tabac is temporarily closed for operating its sidewalk café without a license. [Brownstoner]


Bowery: The Silkstone catering company will open a restaurant called the Fat Radish at 17 Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie]


Gowanus: Nachos NY and 5 Burro Café co-host the Salsa Slam, a salsa cook-off, on September 12 at the Bell House. In addition to plenty of salsa, there will also be $4 beers, giveaways, and a performance by Mariachi Real De Mexico. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: Kosher restaurant Kolette's Kitchen is open at 672 Lexington Avenue. [Koshertopia]


Tribeca: Billy's Bakery offers special back-to-school cupcakes decorated with candy pencils, apples, scissors, and notebooks in partnership with Baking for Good. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from the $2.75 cupcake will be donated to Free Arts NYC; the treat is available until September 15. [Grub Street]