Blackbird Opens in the EV; IHOP Hits Dubai

• Alphabet City’s Lakeside Lounge is being reborn under the same management as Blackbird this Thursday, August 9. Help them get started by enjoying an open bar from 9 to 10 on their first three nights, August 9 to 11. [Bowery Boogie]

• If the summer heat has you beaten down and you find yourself, ahem, screaming for ice cream, this rundown of New York’s best should have you covered. [Restaurant Girl]

BrisketTown, a pop-up restaurant expanding the concept of the well-received BrisketLab meat parties, is offering a meat reservation service, $25 per pound of brisket. When the restaurant opens this fall, customers with reserved meat will be able to RSVP online and skip the line when they arrive. [Grub Street]

• Brian Quinn Events is hosting a tasting of less-well-known Greek wines on a yet-undisclosed Williamsburg rooftop. Assuming that’s your sort of thing, tickets are $45, and available here. [Grub Street]

• The “Food is the New Rock” podcast hosts former chef and current impressively bearded rapper Action Bronson, where he discusses his weed cookbook project and his love for Michael White. [Food is the New Rock]

• IHOP is getting even more international: The breakfast chain is primed to open a branch in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, down the hall from the world’s largest indoor ski hill. This location will serve up traditional American breakfast with halal meat. [Grub Street]

• Duck’s Eatery, once housed in the back of Flatiron ping-pong club SPiN, has graduated to its own location in the East Village. Expect barbecue, cocktails in mason jars, and beef jerky. [UrbanDaddy]

• At 8 p.m. on August 29, Family Recipe will host a sake dinner featuring eleven selections from importer Kuramoto USA. The restaurant’s sake sommelier will be on hand to explain what’s what. Tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door, call 212-529-3133 or e-mail fr@familyrecipeny.com to reserve. [Grub Street]

• Scissor Sundays is going weekly: The LGBTQ afternoon dance party at the Rusty Knot, presented by JD Sampson of Le Tigre, is now being held every Sunday afternoon from 2 to 10 p.m. [Grub Street]

Blackbird Opens in the EV; IHOP Hits Dubai