D.J. Brunch at the Bedford; Rockaway Beach Club Opens for Summer

• Uncertainty is adrift on the liveliness of Lotus of Siam. Not much activity has been fluttering around the Thai institution since Vegas duo Bill and Saipin Chutima’s left their New York location behind, although an official closing has not been announced. [Eater NY]

• If you’re not going to the Great GoogaMooga this weekend, how about a tasting-table-style music brunch? Gerald Hammil of Other Music specializes in rare, underground, experimental music and will curate live D.J. programs this Sunday at the Bedford. Newly appointed chef Jason Michael Giordano will serve up worldly market-driven specialties — including Nutella-and-currant-jelly French-toast fritters. [Grub Street]

Lantern’s Keep has made the top ten hotel-bar finalists for the Tales of the Cocktail 2012 Spirited Awards. Big congrats. [Grub Street]

Morso just opened its new outdoor terrace last week, just in time for summer. Enjoy Italian-Mediterranean specialties al fresco as you look over the Queensborough Bridge and Roosevelt Island cable cars all summer long. [Grub Street]

Jimmy at the James opens their Summer Saturdays and Sundays weekend D.J. series with Chelsea Leyland on Saturday. Sunday beginning at 3 p.m., stop by the hotel for hand-crafted cocktails, light bites, great music, and a dip in the pool. [Grub Street]

• Andrew Carmellini takes Serious Eats editors on a tour of his favorite Soho jaunts and eats. Among the Dutch chef’s favorites? Morning chocolate buns and sipping Guinness and Macallan simultaneously. [Serious Eats]

• Rockaway Beach Club officially opens tomorrow. Indulge in Caracas’ arepas, Comodore East’s pork boats, and a chocolate-dipped frozen banana from Motorboat and the Big Banana [Gothamist]

• Nantucket comes to the LES, just in time for summer. New in the old White Slab Palace space at 77 Delancey Street is Grey LadyUrbanDaddy]

D.J. Brunch at the Bedford; Rockaway Beach Club Opens for Summer