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A Pickle-Eating Contest in Greenpoint; Aces and Eights Reopens

Cobble Hill: The indoor beer garden at 61 Bergen Street has taken its plywood down and looks ready to open soon. [Brownstoner]
East Village: Aces and Eights on Avenue A reopens today after a week's closure owing to paperwork and permit problems. [EV Grieve]
Sabor A Mexico taqueria is open at the corner of First Avenue and 10th Street. [EV Grieve]
Flatiron: Resto, Ilili, Cabrito, and Hill Country Barbecue are among the vendors setting up shop for this weekend's launch of the Madison Square Market, which will feature artisan cuisine as well as various arts and crafts stores. [Grub Street]
Greenpoint: Chef Jordan Colòn of EAT restaurant launches Eat Drink Local Week with a cookery demonstration at the McCarren Park Greenmarket tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. [Greenpointers]
Brooklyn Brine and the Village Voice co-host a pickle-eating contest at Black Rabbit on Friday October 1, with the win awarded to whoever downs six jars of pickles the fastest. [Greenpointers]
Midtown: The Four Seasons Restaurant hosts its annual Fête du Bordeaux on Friday October 22 at 7 p.m. The $250 dinner features pairings with Bordeaux wines, as well as appearances from top winemakers. Call 212-754-9494 for reservations. [Grub Street]
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