Neighborhood Watch

Nobu Doesn’t Like How You Eat Your Sushi; BBQ Party at Hope Lounge in Williamsburg

Carroll Gardens: The new Fat Cat Wines, on Court Street, between West 9th and Huntington streets, makes a good case for traveling south of Nelson. The shop has some really good bottles, mostly from small and organic producers. [Brooklyn Life]
The peach nectar used in the smoothies at Nectar is made with high fructose, so keep in mind that not all smoothies you order are made with real, healthy fruit. [Bergen Carroll]
Chelsea: Three Tarts, at 164 Ninth Avenue, near 20th Street, makes summery marshmallows in flavors like passion fruit, yuzu, and basil, and they’re all made daily. [TONY]
East Village: Paul’s burgers are tasteless, with a grotesque bun-to-burger ratio: “The bun’s bottom half completely disintegrates from burger juice, while the other half sits helplessly like a beanie on a rotund child, unable to cover much.” [Hamburger Today]
Flushing: In honor of the Beijing Olympics, Julia Moskin spent a month tooling around the area for superior Chinese food, and her findings will come out in the Times tomorrow. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
Amore Pizza, in the Pathmark shopping center on Linden Place and the Whitestone Expressway, makes a review-worthy slice, according to a Slice reader, and Chowhounders agree. [Slice]
Lower East Side: Congee Village isn’t just a restaurant that serves one of David Chang’s favorite cheap eats: The place has five private rooms downstairs, where “karaoke flows like rice liquor.” [Gridskipper]
Tribeca: Nobu Matsuhisa is watching how you eat your sushi at his sushi bar, and you use too much soy sauce. [Zagat Buzz]
Williamsburg: A cheap late-night Mexican spot called La Superior is opening on August 4 in the former Kate’s Brooklyn Joint space, on Berry and South 2nd streets. [Eater]
Hope Lounge is hosting a summer party tomorrow night with the Finger on the Pulse and Dinner With the Band people, and they’ll serve everything from North Carolina–style pulled pork, burnt ends, and mole-braised duck to banana-coconut corn bread, at $5 per plate. [Down by the Hipster]

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