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Central Park Boathouse Reportedly Bottling Tap Water; Goat Town Gets a Back Garden

East Village: Goat Town has unveiled a garden planted with beans, lettuce, carrots, arugula, tomatoes, herbs, and radishes. No word on whether there will be goats back there. [Eater NY]
Midtown East: Adour Alain Ducasse is honoring namesake chef Alain Ducasse's birthday by offering a "Celebration Menu," which will take various dishes from Ducasse establishments around the world and serve them as one five-course meal. The deal will last through the month of September. [Grub Street]
Times Square: Crumbs is celebrating the grand opening of its new Times Square location, at 261 West 42nd Street, by giving away 1,000 free cupcakes starting at 7 a.m. this Thursday. After those are gone, customers will still be able to get a free cup of coffee with every baked-goods purchase until September 8. Also on opening day: The bakery is slated to ring the opening bell at NASDAQ (4 Times Square) at 10 a.m. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Disgruntled employees at Central Park Boathouse have revealed that the management has been bottling filtered tap water and selling it for $8. To express their impatience with their bosses, the staff is now handing passersby "REAL and FREE Bottled Spring Water" (emphasis theirs) outside the restaurant. [Gatecrasher/NYDN]
West Village: RouRou Café has opened up in the old Cupcake Stop address, serving up sandwiches, quiches, baked goods, and other fare. [Fork in the Road/VV]
Williamsburg: Brooklyn Brewery and Edible Brooklyn are teaming up for a "How-To Brew" event this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature lectures, lessons, and demonstrations on how to make beer, all topped off by a tasting and a raffle for a free bottle of bourbon. Tickets are $5 and available here. [Grub Street]
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