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Lovescool's Bakery Open in Gramercy; Pupu Platters From the Fifties in Queens

Astoria: Chickenhead is playing at the beer garden this Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: J & J Cafe on Fulton near Waverly is already closed, but don't hold your breath for the next newcomer. With all the construction in the area “there's little use opening anything in that space…it's almost completely invisible.” [Clinton Hill Blog] Fresh Meadows: Old-school Chinese-American restaurant Kim Yum has been serving Pupu Platters and strong drinks since the fifties. [Gothamist] Gramercy: Dessert blogger and Golden Scoop award winner Kelli Bernard has opened her bakery and tea house at 171 Third Avenue between 16th and 17th streets. [NewYorkology] Harlem: Harlem Tea Room tries to pull a fast one: “This may not be a sticking point if you haven’t grown up with scones, but they are not biscuits. They just aren’t. Biscuits are lovely things, but you cannot claim to sell homemade scones and serve biscuits.” [Uptown Flavor] West Village: Gusto chef Amanda Freitag puts oodles of autumn into her recipe for free-form pumpkin ravioli with apple-cider reduction. [Restaurant Girl]

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Religious Scandal Hits Downtown Brooklyn When Junior’s Breaks the Passover Rules

Brooklyn Heights: The new coffee shop on the corner of Cranberry and Henry has comedy and jazz nights, but you're probably not invited. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: Bottlerocket wines hosts environmental activists Sunday afternoon for Earth Day tips and sips from biodynamic and organic vineyards. [Bottlerocket] Chinatown: What to eat at Saturday's Taste of Chinatown. [Chinatown NYC] Hop Kee, though damaged after being plowed into by an errant car, is open again. [Grub Street] Downtown Brooklyn: Junior's kosher certification revoked; a Jew baked during Passover. [The Brooklyn Paper] East Hampton: Prime 103 boasts a chef with Jean Georges cred, steak, sushi and weekend dining until 4 a.m. It will open by Memorial Day. [Eater] Harlem: You might get a free CD if you reserve a spot at the Harlem Tea Room for tonight's jazz performance; three are available. [Uptown Flavor] Hunts Point: The Next Food Network Star winner Guy Fieri features the Bronx's own Mo Gridder's BBQ in his new show about dive eats. [NYDN] Midtown East: Patroon's rooftop bar is open for the nice weather. [Grub Street]

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Williamsburg: Subway Out, Silent H In

Coney Island : Having evicted and demolished the neighboring mini-golf course, Thor Equities neglects to renew the lease for beachside fave the Grill House. Where else are we supposed to get pretzels on hot dogs? [Gowanus Lounge] East Village: Just in time for the 50-plus-degree weather, a Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory alum has opened a haute creamery on Avenue B near 14th Street. [DailyCandy] Harlem: Gospel jazz comes to the Harlem Tea Room Friday night. Sure to be a wild evening. [Uptown Flavor] Midtown East: Local prisons and the United Nations share a controversial food supplier, Aramark. Also, you’re allowed to smoke in the U.N. dining room. [Gridskipper] West Village: Locals find a creative outlet to cope with fears of rat infestation: unchecked pun-making. [NewYorkology] Williamsburg: Controversial Subway franchise on Bedford now up for sale. Comes with free trapper hat. [Curbed] Vinh Nguyen fulfills his dream of bringing good Vietnamese to New York, helping people pronounce his name with the opening of Silent H. (His dream of serving alcohol, on the other hand … ) [i'm not sayin, i'm just sayin]

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