Reservations at Booker and Dax; Maiden Lane Opens Patio

The former manager of Betony is suing the restaurant for alleged "abusive conduct." The manager claims she was withheld commissions and pay, and is seeking compensation for battery, assault, and "intentional infliction of emotional distress." [Courthouse News Service]

Momofuku's Booker and Dax is now accepting reservations, with most of its tables still reserved for walk-ins. Book here. [Grub Street]

Maiden Lane opened up its outdoor patio, with tables outside along Tompkins Square Park. [Grub Street]

On Monday, June 23, Louro chef David Santos will face off against Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu in a collaborative Chinese Throwdown pop-up. Dinner costs $48 and is BYO wine and beer. See the full menu here. [Grub Street]

Food52's Collections launched yesterday, allowing the site's users to follow other members and make Pinterest-like boards for recipes, products, and articles. More information here. [Grub Street]