Laurent Gras Co-hosts Dinner at Aldea; Zac Young’s Drunken Donuts Party

Bayside: Tiny restaurant Mama Su’s is evidence of Queens’ diversity: The restaurant specializes in Chinese soup dumplings and a variety of German sausages. [Edible Queens]
Flatiron: Chef George Mendes will co-host an evening with Michelin-starred chef Laurent Gras at Aldea on Monday, June 27. The two chefs will have a cocktail hour with Mediterrenean-style canapes, followed by a six-course dinner. The cost is $185 per person (which includes wine pairings). Call Aldea for reservations. [Grub Street]
Long Island City: Get cheesy on Friday night at the second annual Cheesemonger Invitational at Larkin (47-55 27th St.) where cheese shops from around the country will compete in various types of fromage form. Tickets are $25. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: We’re sorry to report that Café Charbon officially closed down. It will be missed. [Bowery Boogie]
Nom Wah Tea Parlor introduces gluten-free dim sum. [Bowery Boogie]
Park Slope Support Brooklyn war icon the Old Stone House at tomorrow night’s gin tasting event (6:30-8:30), where $45 ticket buys a gin lesson from food historian Sarah Lohman and a spread of 1880s bar food like mushroom ketchup and pickled pig’s feet. [Grub Street]
Sunset Park: Maramont Corp., a food plant that produces meals for schools and homeless shelters, announced that it will be moving to Pennsylvania, leaving about 140 workers unemployed. [Daily News]
Upper West Side: Pera, one of the four-truck brigade at the former Tavern on the Green space, has been issued a full liquor license and will begin serving booze tomorrow. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
West Village: Flex Mussels pastry chef Zac Young pops up again, taking his Drunken Donuts to private parties. He debuted his “I Do” Donut Station at a wedding last weekend and can be booked (through Flex Mussels) for any New York event. [Grub Street]
From now through Labor Day, Ciano invites diners to BYOB on Sunday and Monday nights by waiving corkage fees. [Grub Street]
Williamsburg: Videology, an otherwise standard video shop, is opening a screening room accompanied by a bar and a menu with items like brisket and pork chili, grilled cheese sandwiches, and croquettes with Acme smoked salmon. We’d take that over Raisinettes any day. [Eater]