A ‘Top Chef’ Surprise and Other Summer Treats
The lull of midsummer is already over, and new growths sprout everywhere. A young chef gives his first restaurant a go, a veteran gets his own place for the first time, and an established star gets a fresh start. We have restaurant openings, new and better lemonades, and even a baked squash blossom. Summer is starting to tire, but the food stays sharp.
One Little Piggy Market Coming to Fort GreeneCentral Park: Dumping various pies into a bucket and eating the result is the next trend in picnicking. [Above the Doorframe]
East Village: Rickshaw Dumpling Bar’s second location will open on East 8th Street. [Eat for Victory/VV]
Fort Greene: From the owners of the Smoke Joint comes Little Piggy (Market), which will offer a mix of southern specialties like grits, biscuits, and hams when it opens August 1. [TONY]
Lower East Side: Robin Romm of literary magazine One Story (that’s right, they only publish one story per issue) has chosen the Manhattan as the cocktail to be served for $3 during tonight’s reading at Pianos. [The L Magazine]
Tribeca: Daiquiris will be the “endangered cocktail” being supported (read heavily consumed) this Saturday at the Brandy Library bash to celebrate the birthday of one Ernest Hemingway. [Grub Street]
West Village: The relatively tame B.E.T with ground brisket, fried egg, and Tabasco won last night’s Between the Buns burger cook-off at Rare Bar & Grill. [ A Hamburger Today]