Roosevelt Island Updates; Scorpion Bowls at Marc Forgione

A 28-year-old restaurant worker took a pizza slicer to his coworkers face last Thursday. Paramedics and police met the two at the Greenpoint pizzeria that afternoon for treatment and arrest. [Brooklyn Paper]

The Roosevelt Island waterfront is in development with several new dining options. The son-to-be-updated Riverwalk Bar & Grill will be joined by John Brown Smokehouse and a menu by chef David Santos on the pier for the upcoming summer months. [Eater NY]

The Herring Festival at Aquavit will run next week from June 11 to 23. The restaurants celebration will host a $35 three-course herring prix fixe at lunch in addition to the traditional Swedish smörgåsbord, serving favorites such as Swedish meatballs, gravlax, and herring. [Grub Street]

Christine Ha was introduced on Gordon Ramsays Masterchef as the first blind contestant on the show. Ha was recruited to the show after the casting department found her blog, theblindcook.com. [NYP]

UWSs Sugar and Plumm has announced Pichet Ong, author of Pastry Provocateur, as the brands Executive Pastry Chef. Pichet will introduce innovative treats among traditional favorites, including a giant homemade raspberry-apple poptart and a lemon-blueberry crème brûlée tart. [Grub Street]

Marc Forgione has just added scorpion bowls to his summer menu. The bowl combines fresh juices and over eleven ounces of alcohol poured over ice and slapped with Thai basil leaves. [Grub Street]

Birreria, a new beer garden tucked away behind Pizza Roma, is now open. Reservations are required, and can be made at 212-924-1970, 917-704-4886, or infor@pizza-roma.it. [NYT]