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Sorella Roof Shattered by Rogue Coors Light; Veniero’s Baker Opens Shop in Brooklyn

Bay Ridge: Joe Monaco, veteran of East Village favorite Veniero's, is opening Monaco's Bakery and Cafe at 8511 Third Avenue, near 85th Street. [NYDN]
East Village: A pop-up bar is now serving beer, wine, and punch from Madan Geneva on the terrace that used to belong to Double Crown. [Zagat Buzz]
Gemma is introducing a new aperitivo menu, available from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The menu will include new cocktails like the Maldini (fernet, ginger beer, and a splash of soda) and small plates like the polenta with roasted wild mushrooms. [Grub Street]
Everywhere: On September 25, a host of restaurants (including Waverly Inn, Buttermilk Channel, all 'wichcraft locations, Telepan, and more) will donate up to 10 percent of their sales to Just Food and GrowNYC as part of Dine Out Irene, an event dedicated to helping local farms recover from Hurricane Irene. [Grub Street]
Lower East Side: The dining room at Sorella has been closed indefinitely after someone shattered its glass ceiling with a 40-ounce Coors Light early Sunday morning. Yet the bar room will still be open, with a new special to boot: a tall boy beer and broccoli tempura for $10. [Eater NY]
Baohaus has lowered its prices; take a look at the new menu here. [Grub Street]
Midtown East: Alfama is having guest chef Thiago Freitas serve up four-course Brazilian dinners for six nights starting on September 4, Brazilian Day. The special will include spiced crab gratin, fish stew, coconut compote, and more, all for $65. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: The Joy of Cheese has three fall tastings lined up for September 21, October 19, and November 9 (all Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. Each night will feature six cheese and wine pairings and be held at wine shop Premier Cru (1163 Madison Avenue, near 85th Street). Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling Premier Cru at 212-534-6709. [Grub Street]
West Village: Prominent bartender Dale DeGroff is starring (and singing) in On the Town: A Salute to Saloons, Neighborhood Bars, and Legendary Cocktail Palaces, a musically inclined show scheduled for October 5 at Cornelia Street Café. Tickets (which come with three drinks) are $20 and can be bought by calling 212-989-9319. [Diner's Journal/NYT]
The team behind Chocolate Bar is setting up Doughboy Bake Shop, a new "all-American bakery" planned for 535 Hudson Street. [Crain's]
Williamsburg: The Apt4 Food and Wine supper club still has tickets to its Chef's Table series, a four-course meal with wine pairings planned for 8 p.m. on the evenings of September 8, 9, 15, and 16. Reservations to the dinners cost $90 and can be made here. [Grub Street]
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