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Oh, Baby, Bay Ridge Likes It Raw

Bay Ridge: People desperate for raw milk have launched a black-market dairy ring. [Brooklyn Paper] Boerum Hill: Donna da Vine garden, not being pruned, set to open April 20. [Eater] East Village: Carne Vale churrascaria has just opened an outdoor patio and started serving lighter fish options to ease anxiety over impending spandex-legging separation syndrome. [Restaurant Girl] Where will heroin enthusiasts linger once Alt coffee becomes kid-friendly Hopscotch? [Gothamist] A knife fight in front of the Bowery Hotel part of that “Old New York experience,” according to hotelier-owner Sean MacPherson. [NYM] Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: “Whole in the wall” [sic] Lenny’s has bitten the dust. [across the park] Soho: The Neoprene booze tote at Sur La Table can keep a bottle cold for hours! [Gothamist] Upper East Side: Brian Young debuted his menu at Tavern on the Green Sunday; his à la carte creations will be available in June. [Upper East Side Informer] West Village: Tea shops, cutesy stores flourish; sex shops get no respect. [Manhattan Offender]

Brian Young Storms Tavern on the Green; Chipotle Challenger Comes to Town

Columbus Circle–Lincoln Center: Brian Young, formerly of Le Bernardin and now-closed Mainland, has been named executive chef of Tavern on the Green. [NYT] East Village: Sorry, no video: The Department of Health shuts down Blue 9 Burger, citing them for mice. [east village idiot] Midtown East: Colorado-based burrito chain Qdoba Mexican Grill opens its first NYC location on East 34th Street between Second and Third Avenues. Chipotle unphased. [NYS] Williamsburg: Too soon to start that Saint Patrick’s Day bender? Brooklyn Brewery debuts new Belgian-style ale, Brooklyn Local 1, that packs 9 percent alcohol. [The Food Section]