Neighborhood Watch

World’s Smallest Brewery Opens on Coney Island; Stephen Starr Names Jim Burke as Executive Chef

Battery Park City: Casa Masa, a taco kiosk in the World Financial Center, opens next to fellow lunch joints Ed’s Lobster Bar and Fatty Snack. [Midtown Lunch]

Coney Island: Last night marked the opening of the world’s smallest brewery, the Coney Island Brewing Company [Gothamist]

East Village: Just shy of its one-year anniversary, French crêperie Motek has apparently closed for good. [EV Grieve]

Learn about new world beer in America and the craft beer revolution at Chris Cuzme’s IPA Class at Jimmy’s No. 43; tonight at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. [Brown Paper Tickets]

Greenwich Village: The Bowlmor Lanes team will open Greenwich Village Country Club above their University Place location, featuring mini golf, bocce ball, the Clubhouse nightclub, and a menu by David Burke. [Eater NY]

Lower East Side: In honor of Apple Day on Sunday, September 18, Orchard St. will host a block party between Broome and Grand. Participants including BabyCakes and Fatta Cuckoo, among others, will incorporate apples into their cuisine, and the Apple Day National Pie Eating Championship will be held at 2 p.m. [Bowery Boogie]

Midtown East: Monday, August 22, Tenpenny will host their “Dinner of Decadence,” a five-course meal by Chef Chris Cipollone of Dylan Prime with beverage pairings by Jeffrey Tascarella of Scarpetta—and bacon milkshakes ($125 per person; call 212-490-8300 for reservations). [Grub Street]

Midtown West: Two of the Sweetery NYC trucks are giving out free treats today. Find them at 1440 Broadway (nr. 40th St.) and 50th St. (btw. Sixth Ave. and Seventh Ave.) after 2:30pm, or see a full schedule here. [The Skint]

Park Slope: This Thursday, the first 150 customers to stop by Culture (331 Fifth Ave.) between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. will receive a free cup of fro-yo. [All About 5th]

Café Grumpy hosts a night of “Colombian-inspired art and Colombian-derived brew” tonight at 6:30 p.m., with art, coffee, and aguardiente from the Colombian town of Gigante. [FIPS]

Upper West Side: Stephen Starr has named James Beard finalist Jim Burke (of now-closed Philadelphia restaurant James) executive chef at his latest project. The still-unnamed Italian restaurant is expected to open this winter in the New York Historical Society Museum. [Zagat Buzz]

Monday, August 15 through Thursday, August 18, Telepan will offer a five-course menu of seasonal seafood called the Harvest “Shore” Dinner. It’s $75 per person, $135 with wine pairings. [Grub Street]

World’s Smallest Brewery Opens on Coney Island; Stephen Starr Names Jim