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New Noodles in the EV; Isa Gets a Liquor License

Chelsea: Tom Colicchio will host a chefs dinner on the High Line this Sunday, October 23. Beginning at 6 p.m., guests will join chefs from neighborhood restaurants like the Standard Grill, Trestle on Tenth, and Del Posto, among others, for alfresco cocktails and appetizers. A walk-around tasting dinner at Colicchio & Sons will follow. Proceeds benefit the maintenance and operation of the High Line; purchase tickets here. [Nearsay]
East Village: Thai noodle shop Ko-Z opened on East Sixth Street, between Avenue A and Avenue B. [EV Grieve]

Everywhere: Recently released app Chefs Feed reveals undiscovered hole-in-the-wall spots, the best dish on a menu, and more insider tips straight from top chefs. Participating NYC chefs include Michael White of Marea, Gabriel Thompson of dell'anima, and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, to name just a few. [Daily Candy]
Greenpoint: Lollipop became the first Vietnamese restaurant in Greenpoint when it opened at 685 Manhattan Avenue last month, offering a menu that features pho, salt-and-pepper squid, bubble tea, and more. [Here's Greenpoint]
Lower East Side: Book a birthday package at Mehanata, and the Bulgarian bar will let you and 27 friends cruise the streets in their gypsy party bus. Bowery Boogie spotted the revamped trolley parked on Ludlow Street last night. [Bowery Boogie]
Join Mary Queen of Scots as they celebrate their first birthday this Sunday, October 23. All guests will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne there and at sister restaurant Highlands. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar debuts a new menu to accompany the start of their Aperitivo Hour, daily from 5 to 7 p.m. Diners can enjoy specialty cocktails with appetizers like polpettine al pomodoro (fried pork meatballs) or a selection of seasonal small bites from the chef. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Sweetery NYC paired up with United Healthcare to give out free (and healthy) treats around the city, through Saturday. Plus, get the chance to win prizes like a five-day spa getaway or an iPad. Find them on Broadway between 68th and 69th Streets tonight until 7:30 p.m., or see a full schedule here. [NY Street Food]
Williamsburg: The second annual Mac-Off at Huckleberry Bar is this Sunday, October 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. It's free to throw your macaroni-and-cheese recipe into the ring and $10 to judge, with proceeds benefiting the claque; visit their website for more information. [Brooklyn Exposed]
Chef Justin Hilbert (wd~50, the Box) will helm the kitchen at Gwynnett Street (312 Graham Avenue). The menu will feature New American cuisine when the restaurant opens at the end of the month. [Zagat Buzz]
Although Isa's only been open two months, it's been twenty long months since they filed for a liquor license — Taavo Somer reports via Eater today that they finally received it. Congrats! [Eater NY]

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