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Brooklyn Taco Coming to Essex Street Market; Perfect Picnic Packs Baskets for Bikers

East Village: Savoy chef Ryan Tate will be the special guest at a beer dinner at Jimmy’s No. 43 next Wednesday. Buy tickets here. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: From now until the end of the month, I Trulli Ristorante is offering a tomato-themed, five-course prix fixe menu. [Grub Street]

Flatiron: In honor of Rosa Mexicano’s new sorbet flavors — which range from Mexican corn truffle to blood orange, carrot, and mango — and the restaurant’s Ice Cream Festival, from tomorrow through September 4, there will be a demonstration next Saturday teaching guests how to prepare frozen desserts, at the chain’s Union Square location. Registration is $30 a person and $15 for children, and interested parties can call 212-397-0666, ext. 27. [Grub Street]

Governors Island: You can now take picnics to go (on bikes!) thanks to Perfect Picnic’s collaboration with Bike and Roll bike rentals; that means $28 meals in totes, including locally sourced cheese and cured meats from Salumeria Billese. Just don’t eat and bike, because that’s obviously very unsafe. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Lower East Side:Brooklyn Taco, tasted only at the Hester Street Fair and the Artists and Fleas weekend fair in Williamsburg, is setting up a permanent shop in the Essex Street Market. [Grub Street]

Lower East Side: Whole Foods, in collaboration with the Bowery Culinary Center, is teaching kids to make their own sushi, barbecued foods, and more in select camp dates at the end of the month. Register here. [Grub Street]

Nolita: Worth Kitchen and City Grit are having an end-of-summer cook-off together under City Grit’s roof. That’s a lot of Latin and Southern food. Buy tickets here. [Grub Street]

West Village: NYU’s Islamic Center is hosting nightly fast-breaking dinners in honor of the month of Ramadan. [DNA Info]

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