Neighborhood Watch

Butter Lane Gets Blue Bell Ice Cream; Pulino’s Gets Stumptown Granitas

Carroll Gardens: Shelsky’s Smoked Fish has opened at 251 Smith Street. In addition to fish, Shelsky’s sells baked goods, salads, spreads, and sandwiches. [Pardon Me for Asking]

Chelsea: B.E.S. (Boutique Eat Shop) may not keep its name and logo for long: Patrick Duffy has left the business and is getting litigious with former colleague Edward Lee over trademark claims. [BlackBook]

Coney Island: Hong Kong’s Chris Lam, winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in China, is flying in to challenge four-time champion Joey Chestnut in the Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest, which will be held at its usual time (July 4) and place (Coney Island Boardwalk). [Gothamist]

East Village: Butter Lane Cupcakes is now selling Blue Bell ice cream. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Sigma Burger Pi, a campus joint featuring a “fraternal order of food,” is under construction at 68 West 3rd Street. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Chef Sother Teague will serve two New Orleans–inspired meals at Amor y Amargo next Tuesday, June 28. The first, called “The Light Supper,” will last from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and include oysters, a three-course meal, and drinks for $105. The second, “The Midnight Meal,” goes from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (or later) and promises oysters, boiled crawdads, four courses, and five cocktails, all for $145. Reservations to either dinner can be made online. [Grub Street]

Financial District/Battery Park: The River to River Festival is presenting “The Poetry of Food” at the World Financial Center Greenmarket (South End Avenue at Liberty Street) this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Poet Elaine Equi will be reading some of her food-specific work at the free event. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: The team responsible for Hotel on Rivington’s Co-Op is converting CV Lounge into Victor & Spoils, a taqueria and tequila bar, within the next few weeks. [Downtown Diaries]

Midtown East: In honor of Wimbledon, there’ll be free strawberries and cream at Rockefeller Plaza, between 50th and 51 Streets, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until June 24. [NewYorkology]

Nolita: Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria will be serving granitas made with Stumptown Coffee starting tomorrow. [Grub Street]

Times Square: Mr. Robata is adding a new 28-person dining room this Wednesday. It will serve sushi and cocktails as late as 3 a.m. [Grub Street]

Upper East Side: Cascabel’s Cantina by Cascabel opens tonight in the former Mahjong Dumplings space. [Eater NY]

Upper West Side: Lincoln is hosting “Mixology 101: The Negroni” this Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Guests will be invited to taste, discuss, and deconstruct the Italian cocktail, which will be served with hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are $50 and can be made at [Grub Street]

West Village: Zakary Pelaccio and his Fatty ‘Cue Crew are introducing the Cooking School at P.S. 3, a “hands-on, dedicated cooking classroom where children learn about food and create delicious dishes based on tenets of good nutrition.” More about the program, including volunteer and donation information, can be found at [Grub Street]

The Spotted Pig’s third annual Gay Pride Party is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m., right around when the parade ends in the West Village. There’ll be a shot special called “Don’t Be a Drag, Be a Queen,” which involves vanilla vodka, ginger syrup, and a giant ice-boob luge. [Grub Street]

Butter Lane Gets Blue Bell Ice Cream; Pulino’s Gets Stumptown Granitas