Neighborhood Watch

Fatty ’Cue Invades Battery Park; the Orchard Takes the Summer Off

Battery Park/Financial District: Fatty ‘Cue has kicked off “Fatty at the Battery” with an outdoor kiosk selling burgers, sandwiches, draft beer, wine, and prosecco within the Battery Bosque in Battery Park. A second kiosk nearby, Fatty Snack, will offer soft-serve, shaved ice, and cookies by next week. [Grub Street]

Cobble Hill: A new bakery-café named Catania has opened where Reginella once was. [Fork in the Road/VV]

East Village: A bakery-café called Sweet Boutique is looking to open in the old Sin Sin space within the next few months. The business is trying to wrangle a full liquor license from the neighborhood association, claiming that it’ll need a late-night bar open in order to survive. [EV Grieve]

Goat Town has set up an ice-cream stand outside its storefront. [EV Grive]

S’MAC will soon occupy the Veselka kiosk near the intersection of First Avenue and Houston Avenue. [Eater NY]

Lower East Side: The Orchard had closed down for at least the summer and at most forever. [Eater NY]

Park Slope: Beer Table and Saxelby Cheesemogners are presenting a three-course cheese dinner paired with smoked beers next Monday, June 13, at Beer Table. Reservations to the 7 p.m. dinner are $55 and can be made by e-mailing [Grub Street]

Soho: Midtown Lunch is throwing itself a birthday party this Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m., at City Winery. The celebration will feature food from Cer Té, Má Pêche, Momofuku Milk Bar, and other eateries, as well as drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets are $55 and can be bought here; those who buy theirs by the end of today will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to Bon Chon Chicken. [Midtown Lunch]

Times Square: The eighteenth annual Taste of Times Square festival is happening today from 5 to 9 p.m. Booths representing Carmine’s, Havana Central, Junior’s, and other midtown-friendly restaurants will span Broadway between 42nd and 47th Streets. Every $1 spent at the Hard Rock Café booth will benefit the Food Bank for New York City. [Grub Street]

West Village: Caffe Muzzio is so excited about its new partnership with Counter Culture Coffee, it’s giving away a free baked good with every coffee purchase made this week between 8 and 10 a.m. [Grub Street]

Williamsburg: Next Friday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., Gilt City will transform the Metro Community Laundromat at 561 Metropolitan Avenue into Dirty Disco Laundrette, a “pop-up nightclub” with music from the Juan MacLean and an open bar full of “high-energy cocktails and punches.” Tickets to the party are $75 and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Fatty ’Cue Invades Battery Park; the Orchard Takes the Summer Off