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A $50 Prix Fixe at Scarpetta; Rickshaw Dumplings Plans Storefront

East Village: After a battle with the city's most notoriously stingy community board, Northern Spy Food Co. has compromised: They will now be serving a cocktail menu comprised of beers, sherries, vermouths, wines, and bitters dreamed up by mixologist Erick Castro. Stickin' it to the man! [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: The Eleventh Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, a festival celebrating both Chinese and Jewish traditions, will take place on Eldridge Street between Canal and Division on Sunday, June 12. [Bowery Boogie]
Meatpacking District: Scott Conant is celebrating Scarpetta's third birthday with a four-course $50 tasting menu featuring all-star dishes like creamy polenta with fricassee of truffled mushrooms and his infamous spaghetti with tomato and basil. The meal even comes with a complimentary wine flight. [Grub Street]
Colicchio & Sons is hosting a five-course prix fixe beer dinner on Tuesday, May 10. The beer pairings will be provided by Stoudt Brewing Co., run by brewmaster Carol Stoudt, while Colicchio's kitchen will serve dishes like crispy pig's head with caramelized green plums. Dinner is $95 per person and reservations can be made by e-mail here. [Grub Street]
Rickshaw Dumplings is opening a storefront to better serve the hungry lunch crowd. [Midtown Lunch]
Park Slope: A new restaurant called Sweetwolf's will be opening on 492 Sixth Avenue near 12th Street. It will be operated by the Toby's Public House team and focus on "woodfired brick oven American cooking." [Brownstoner]
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