Heights Café Goes Poolside; Heavy Woods to Open in Bushwick

Provocateur will close its doors for the month of August while owners Mike Satsky and Brian Gefter head to Europe to host weekly events at Amnesia in Ibiza. The meatpacking district club is due to open again in the first week of September. [NY Eater]

A new nameless speakeasy has popped up on the corner of Bleecker Street and MacDougal Street. The lounge  full of relics that harken back to the twenties should be open in the next ten days. [Zagat]

Bottlerocket in the Flatiron district will be handing out free alcoholic snow cones every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Get yours tonight. [Fork in the Road]

Not to be outdone by the New Amsterdam Market seeking to establish a permanent food market at the site of the old Fulton Fish Market in downtown Manhattan, the NYCEDC is seeking proposals from potential organizers for a giant, one-day food festival to be held in Hunts Point that will include the involvement of the New Fulton Fish Market. [Crain's NY]

Yesterday a fifteen-pound lobster named Larry was about to be eaten but instead received a pardon from Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who then released the lobster into the Mystic River. [Columbus Dispatch]

The owners of Heights Café in Brooklyn Heights are now pouring poolside beer and wine at the Brooklyn Beach Shack, next to the Pop-up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park between Piers 1 and 2. [Grub Street]

You may see the chefs Eric Ripert, Josh Capon, or Amanda Freitag on the LIRR if you're headed east this weekend. All three are cooking at a fund-raiser for a school kitchen for the the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Saturday evening. Tickets range from $150 to $750 and you can find more info here. [Grub Street]

The owners of Bodega Wine Bar in Bushwick are opening a new 5,000-square-foot caf called Heavy Woods, inspired by the neighborhood's old Dutch name. It'll join the ranks of Woodland and the Pines, new or forthcoming Brooklyn restaurants with treelike names. [DNAinfo]